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noun, plural scoriae
[skawr-ee-ee, skohr-] /ˈskɔr iˌi, ˈskoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
Metallurgy. the refuse, dross, or slag left after melting or smelting metal; scum.
Geology. a cinderlike basic cellular lava.
noun (pl) -riae (-rɪˌiː)
a rough cindery crust on top of solidified lava flows containing numerous vesicles
refuse obtained from smelted ore; slag
Plural scoriae (skôr’ē-ē’)
Rough, crusty, solidified lava containing numerous vesicles that originated as gas bubbles in the lava while it was still molten.


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