Definitions for TUFFtʌf
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a fragmental rock consisting of the smaller kinds of volcanic detritus, as ash or cinder, usu. more or less stratified.
Origin of tuff:
1560–70; < MF tuf(e) < It tufo. See tufa
hard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash
A light porous rock, now especially a rock composed of compacted volcanic ash varying in size from fine sand to coarse gravel.
Origin: From tuffe, tuf, from tufo, from tofus.
same as Tufa
Tuff is a type of rock consisting of consolidated volcanic ash ejected from vents during a volcanic eruption. Tuff is sometimes called tufa, particularly when used as construction material, although tufa also refers to a quite different rock. Rock that contains greater than 50% tuff is considered tuffaceous.
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