volcano

volcano adj

see volcano, n.

  1. Potentially active; ready to erupt.

volcano [-es] n

It. < L. Vulc─ünum.

  1. Geologic fissure; mountain that can erupt into fire; elevated cone of the earth's crust, with the potential to eject smoke, flames, stones, lava, and ash.
  2. Hill; mound; elevated place; [fig.] viewpoint; vantage point; point of view.
  3. Earth; planet; world.