/hɔˈnitoʊ/ (say haw'neetoh)

noun (plural hornitos /hɔˈnitoʊz/ (say haw'neetohz))
a low oven-shaped mound, common in the volcanic districts of South America, etc., usually emitting hot smoke and vapours from its sides and summit.
{Spanish, diminutive of horno, from Latin furnus oven}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Hornito — dans le Puʻu ʻŌʻō à Hawaii. Un hornito est un cône volcanique de dégazage, généralement de faible taille, formé par l agglutination de lambeaux de lave chauds, ou scories, retombés encore liquides et soudés entre eux. Les hornitos se forment dans …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hornito —   [zu spanisch horno »Ofen«] der, s/ s, über Austrittsstellen dünnflüssiger Lava aus noch flüssigen Schweißschlacken gebildete Turm oder Kegelform. * * * Hor|ni|to, der; s, s [span. hornito = Öfchen, Vkl. von: horno < lat. fornax = Ofen]… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hornito — Hor*ni to, n. [A dim. fr. Sp. horno oven, L. furnus. See {Furnace}.] (Geol.) A low, oven shaped mound, common in volcanic regions, and emitting smoke and vapors from its sides and summit. Humboldt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hornito — [hôr nēt′ō, ôrnēt′ō] n. pl. hornitos [Sp, dim. of horno, oven < L furnus: see FURNACE] a small, beehive shaped mound built up from clots of molten lava ejected from an underlying volcanic tube …   English World dictionary

  • Hornito — 40 cm hoher Hornito am Puʻu ʻŌʻō im Dezember 2003 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hornito — USGS PHOTO GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS A small rootless spatter cone that forms on the surface of a basaltic lava flow (usually pahoehoe) is called a hornito. A hornito develops when lava is forced up through an opening in the cooled surface of a… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • Hornito — Hor|ni|to der; s, s <aus gleichbed. span. hornito, eigtl. »Öfchen«, Verkleinerungsform von horno »Ofen« (von dem dt. Naturforscher A. v. Humboldt (1769 1859) eingeführt)> kegelförmige Aufwölbung über Austrittsstellen dünnflüssiger Lava …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • hornito — /hawr nee toh/; Sp. /awrdd nee taw/, n., pl. hornitos / tohz/; Sp. / taws/. Geol. a low oven shaped mound of congealed lava, common in some volcanic districts, emitting hot smoke and vapors in the final stages of activity. [1820 30; < Sp, equiv.… …   Universalium

  • hornito — hor·ni·to …   English syllables

  • HORNİTO — İsp. Küçük fırın. * Jeo: Genellikle patlamalar neticesinde meydana gelen, lâv fışkırmalarının volkan selleri yüzeyinde meydana getirdiği kabarcık …   Yeni Lügat Türkçe Sözlük

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