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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