There are 2 main definitions of aa in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːɑː


[mass noun] Geology
Basaltic lava forming very rough, jagged masses with a light frothy texture. Often contrasted with pahoehoe.
More example sentences
  • Roads of black ash traverse it, winding through the otherwise untraversable aa.
  • A serpentine flow meanders through formations of smooth pahoehoe lava and rough aa lava, the same forms common in basalt lavas.
  • Very different from jagged aa, pahoehoe is the other general texture of newly solidified lava.


mid 19th century: from Hawaiian 'a-'a.

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