Definition of stratovolcano in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌstratōvälˈkānō/ /ˌstrā-/

noun (plural stratovolcanoes)

A volcano built up of alternate layers of lava and ash.
Example sentences
  • Nevado del Ruiz volcano is an andesite stratovolcano located in the northern Andes of Colombia.
  • Between 30 and 40 million years ago, eruptions from a cluster of stratovolcanoes blanketed the area with ash beds and volcanic mud flows, reaching a maximum thickness of 3,000 feet.
  • Vesuvius is a stratovolcano that grew within the breached crater of Monte Somma volcano.
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