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From [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] vulcano, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Vulcanus (Vulcan) the Roman god of fire and metalworking. Perhaps related to Greek πῦρ (pyr), fire) and καίειν (kaiein), to burn)

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volcano

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  1. A mountain that contains a magma chamber attached to the mantle of the planet or moon and which periodically erupts forth, usually explosively, with lava and volcanic gases.

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