Karst



[kahrst] /kɑrst/

noun, Geology.
1.
an area of limestone terrane characterized by sinks, ravines, and underground streams.
/kɑːst/
noun
1.
(modifier) denoting the characteristic scenery of a limestone region, including underground streams, gorges, etc
n.

name of a high, barren limestone region around Trieste; used by geologists from 1894 to refer to similar landforms. The word is the German form of Slovenian kras.

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