Definition of karren in English:


Line breaks: kar¦ren
Pronunciation: /ˈkarən


Grooves and fissures, typically separated by sharp ridges, produced in a hard limestone surface by water erosion.
More example sentences
  • As a result of karren development the fissures are widened and channel edges are eroded.
  • In the northern limestone Alps large bare karst areas with impressive Karren exist.
  • Karren are particularly common on limestone pavements.


late 19th century: from German Karren.

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