- An incandescent cloud of gas, ash, and lava fragments ejected from a volcano, typically as part of a pyroclastic flow.More example sentences
- Sometimes hot ash emerging from a volcanic vent rushes in a hot cloud called a nuée ardente down the side of the volcano.
French, literally 'burning cloud'.
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