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Karst vs Caves - What's the difference?

karst | caves |

As a proper noun karst

is a mountainous region in northeastern italy and southwestern slovenia.

As a noun caves is


As a verb caves is




(Karst topography)


(en noun)
  • (geology) A type of land formation, usually with many caves formed through the dissolving of limestone by underground drainage.
  • * 1978 , M. M. Sweeting, “The Karst of Kweilin, Southern China,” The Geographical Journal , vol. 144, no. 2, p. 200:
  • In the time available to us on our geomorphological tour we were not able to see the higher and younger karsts of Kweichow and Yunnan and Kunming.
  • * 2009 , Katherine Harmon, “Top 10 New Species Discovered in 2008,” ScientificAmerican.com , May 29, 2009:
  • The shells are just 0.04 inch (one millimeter) long and were found on a karst formation where conditions are damp, but the snails that inhabit them have yet to be observed.

    Derived terms

    * karstology * thermokarst


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  • Verb

  • (cave)
  • Anagrams

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