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LAVA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lava mean? 

LAVA (noun)
  The noun LAVA has 1 sense:

1. rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos; lava is what magma is called when it reaches the surface

  Familiarity information: LAVA used as a noun is very rare.


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LAVA (noun)


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Meaning:

Rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos; lava is what magma is called when it reaches the surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("lava" is a kind of...):

volcanic rock (extrusive igneous rock solidified near or on the surface of the Earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lava"):

aa (a dry form of lava resembling clinkers)

pahoehoe (freely flowing lava)

pillow lava (lava that hardened in rounded shapes suggestive of pillows; believed to result from underwater eruptions)


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