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karren

Saltos de línea: kar¦ren
Pronunciación: /ˈkarən
 
/

Definición de karren en inglés:

plural sustantivo

Geology
Grooves and fissures, typically separated by sharp ridges, produced in a hard limestone surface by water erosion.
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.

Origen

late 19th century: from German Karren.

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