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French translation: caldeira / caldera

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English term or phrase:caldera
French translation:caldeira / caldera
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Geology / volcano
English term or phrase: caldera
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caldeira / caldera
Explanation:
Robert :

caldeira [kaldeYa] n. f. VAR. caldera

• 1874; caldera 1903; mot port. « chaudière » 

¨ Géol. Grand cratère volcanique, formé par l'effondrement de la partie supérieure du cône à la suite d'une éruption, qui émet en un temps très bref une grande quantité de matières.

OED :
caldera
n noun a large volcanic crater, especially one formed by a major eruption leading to the collapse of the mouth of the volcano.

ORIGIN
C17: from Spanish, from late Latin caldaria 'boiling pot'.
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caldeira / caldera


Explanation:
Robert :

caldeira [kaldeYa] n. f. VAR. caldera

• 1874; caldera 1903; mot port. « chaudière » 

¨ Géol. Grand cratère volcanique, formé par l'effondrement de la partie supérieure du cône à la suite d'une éruption, qui émet en un temps très bref une grande quantité de matières.

OED :
caldera
n noun a large volcanic crater, especially one formed by a major eruption leading to the collapse of the mouth of the volcano.

ORIGIN
C17: from Spanish, from late Latin caldaria 'boiling pot'.

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