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scoria Explained

scoria at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) scoriae

scoria at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Heavy, dark, glassy igneous rock that contains many bubblelike cavities. Foamlike scoria, in which the bubbles are very thin shells of solidified basaltic magma, occurs as a product of explosive eruptions (as on Hawaii) and as frothy crusts on some lavas. Other scoria, sometimes called volcanic cinder, resembles clinkers, or cinders from a coal furnace.

scoria at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "scoria":
aa, abyssal rock, alluvion, alluvium, ash, ashes, basalt, bedrock,
block lava, brand, brash, breccia, calx, carbon, charcoal, cinder,
clinker, coal, coke, conglomerate, coom, crag, deposition,
deposits, diluvium, draff, dregs, dross, druid stone, ember, feces,
festooned pahoehoe, froth, fume, gneiss, granite, grounds,
igneous rock, lava, lees, limestone, living rock, loess, magma,
mantlerock, metamorphic rock, monolith, moraine, offscum, pahoehoe,
pillow lava, porphyry, precipitate, precipitation, pudding stone,
reek, regolith, rock, ropy lava, rubble, rubblestone, sandstone,
sarsen, schist, scree, scum, sediment, sedimentary rock, settlings,
shelly pahoehoe, silt, sinter, slag, smoke, smudge, smut, soot,
stone, sublimate, sullage, talus, tufa, tuff

Scoria at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Scoria \Sco"ri*a\, n.; pl. {Scori[ae]}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ?
dung, ordure.]
1. The recrement of metals in fusion, or the slag rejected
after the reduction of metallic ores; dross.

2. Cellular slaggy lava; volcanic cinders.

scoria at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals
[syn: {slag}, {dross}]
[also: {scoriae} (pl)]

scoria at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » scoria|scōria|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » σκωρία|lang=grc, from Inter: term » σκῶρ||dung|lang=grc.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /skɔːɹɪə/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɔːriə


    Inter: en-noun » pl2=scoriae

  • The slag or dross that remains after the smelting of metal from an ore. Inter: defdate » from 14th c.
    1. Inter: geolog » y Rough masses of rock formed by solidified lava, and which can be found around a volcano's crater. Inter: defdate » from 18th c.
    2. 2004, Inter: w » Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 10:
    3. : An excellent guidebook by Drs Kilburn and McGuire of University College London reveals that these unpromising pieces of debris are scoria and lithic fragments of the March 1944 eruption.

      Derived terms

      * scoriaceous

  • scoriated
  • scoriation
  • scorification
  • scorified
  • scorifier
  • scoriform
  • scorify
  • scoriac


    * Encarta Dictionary

  • Italian


    From Inter: etyl » la|it Inter: term » scoria|lang=la.


    Inter: it-noun » scori|f|a|e
  • slag
    1. scoria
    2. waste

      Derived terms

      * scorie radioattive


      * corsia, rosica, scorai

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    Inter: la-noun » scōria|scoriae|scōriae|f|first
  • slag, dross, scoria


    Inter: la-decl-1st » scori|scōri


    Inter: top » 2
    • English: Inter: l » en|scoria
    • French: Inter: l » fr|scorie
    • Italian: Inter: l » it|scoria

    Inter: mid » 2
  • Portuguese: Inter: l » pt|escória
  • Romanian: Inter: l » ro|scoare, Inter: l » ro|scorie
  • Spanish: Inter: l » es|escoria

  • Inter: botto » m
    Translation: et » scoria
    Translation: es » scoria
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    Translation: io » scoria
    Translation: id » scoria
    Translation: it » scoria
    Translation: mg » scoria
    Translation: my » scoria
    Translation: pl » scoria
    Translation: ru » scoria
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    Translation: zh » scoria