What does caldera mean?

caldera meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"hole regarding the summit of a volcano," 1865, from Spanish caldera "cauldron, kettle," from Latin caldarium, caldarius "pertaining to heating," from calidus "warm, hot" (see calorie).

caldera meaning in General Dictionary

a large crater brought on by the violent explosion of a volcano that collapses into a depression

caldera - Spanish to English

boiler [hot water, central heating]

caldera - German to English


Sentence Examples with the word caldera

This lake lies in a great pit or caldera created by the wrecking in prehistoric times of the volcano Mount Mazama, which according to geologists once had an altitude of about 14,000 ft.

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