from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several cone-shaped hills in the Auvergne, France that are the remains of extinct volcanos
  • n. Any similar conical structure of volcanic material

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See poy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as poy.
  • n. One of the small volcanic cones which are common in Auvergne, central France.
  • n. In geology, applied to a type of volcanic activity described by A. Geikie as occurring among the Carboniferous volcanics of Great Britain, and characterized by the ejection of small amounts of lava, usually of the basaltic type, and cinders from a single independent vent. Typical puys are seen in the ancient volcanic cones of central France.


French (Wiktionary)



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