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definition of the word karst

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From the Karst, a region of modern-day Slovenia typified by such landscape; from German Karst, from Serbo-Croat Kras.

Singular
karst

Plural
karsts

karst (plural karsts)

  1. (geology) A type of land formation, usually with many caves caused by limestone being dissolved by underground drainage.
    • 1978, M. M. Sweeting, "The Karst of Kweilin, Southern China," The Geographical Journal, vol. 144, no. 2, p. 200,
      In the time available to us on our geomorphological tour we were not able to see the higher and younger karsts of Kweichow and Yunnan and Kunming.

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