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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: 'bowl for mixing things, crater', from Greek krater, from kerannynai 'to mix'

crater

noun
     
Related topics: Nature, Earth Sciences, Geology
cra‧ter [countable]
1DN a round hole in the ground made by something that has fallen on it or by an explosion:
craters on the moon's surface
2HE the round open top of a volcano

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