from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as laccolith.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Geol.) A mass of igneous rock intruded between sedimentary beds and resulting in a mammiform bulging of the overlying strata.

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  • noun Alternative form of laccolith.


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  • We see another exhibition of the magnitude of the earth's forces in what the geologist calls a "laccolite" -- a great cave or cistern deep beneath the surface of stratified rock filled with hardened lava.

    Time and Change John Burroughs 1879


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