Lapilli vs Cinder - What's the difference?

lapilli | cinder |


As a noun lapilli

is a sphere shaped droplet of molten lava ejected from a volcanic eruption which falls to earth while still at least partially molten, ranging in size from 2 to 64 millimeters.

As a proper noun cinder is

a river in alaska.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

lapilli

English

Noun

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  • A sphere shaped droplet of molten lava ejected from a volcanic eruption which falls to earth while still at least partially molten, ranging in size from 2 to 64 millimeters.
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    Hypernyms

    * tephra ----

    cinder

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Partially or mostly burnt material that results from incomplete combustion of coal or wood etc.
  • An ember.
  • (Jonathan Swift)
  • Slag from a metal furnace.
  • Derived terms

    * cinder block * cinder cone * cinder frame * cinder notch

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to reduce something to cinders
  • See also

    * Cinderella * scoria

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