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Today's word is:

lapilli

|ləˈpiˌlī|

plural noun Geology

  • Rock fragments ejected from a volcano.

ORIGIN: mid 18th cent. (in the general sense [stones, pebbles] ): via Italian from Latin, plural of lapillus, diminutive of lapis 'stone.'

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