Lapilli vs Rapilli - What's the difference?

lapilli | rapilli |


As nouns the difference between lapilli and rapilli

is that 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 while rapilli is .

lapilli

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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.
  • * {{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 ----

    rapilli

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