Definition of karren in English:
Grooves and fissures, typically separated by sharp ridges, produced in a hard limestone surface by water erosion.
- 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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.