Tephra vs Lapilli - What's the difference?

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Tephra is a hypernym of lapilli.


As nouns the difference between tephra and lapilli

is that tephra is tephra, pyroclast while 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.

tephra

English

(wikipedia tephra)

Noun

  • (geology) The solid material thrown into the air by a volcanic eruption that settles on the surrounding areas.
  • *2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 126:
  • *:The sky would have darkened with sheer volume of ash, the grapes would have withered upon the vine; misfortune would have fallen with the inexorability of volcanic tephra upon rich and poor alike.
  • *2011 , (Chris Stringer), The Origin of Our Species , Penguin 2012, p. 46:
  • *:Over a five-year research period, RESET is correlating tephras from their volcanic sources to where they fell in deep ocean and lake sediments, and even further into important archaeological sites in Europe, western Asia and North Africa.
  • Derived terms

    * tephrocorrelation

    Anagrams

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    lapilli

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • 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.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=May 8, author=Henry Fountain, title=It’s Still Dark Out, So Why Are the Birds Singing Away?, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=They also found rounded granules that are probably accretionary lapilli — volcanic hailstones, formed as material gathers in the air. }}

    Hypernyms

    * tephra ----