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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a fragmental rock consisting of the smaller kinds of volcanic detritus, as ash or cinder, usu. more or less stratified.

    Category: Geology

Origin of tuff:

1560–70; < MF tuf(e) < It tufo. See tufa


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tuff, tufa(noun)

    hard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash


  1. tuff(Noun)

    A light porous rock, now especially a rock composed of compacted volcanic ash varying in size from fine sand to coarse gravel.

  2. Origin: From tuffe, tuf, from tufo, from tofus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tuff(noun)

    same as Tufa


  1. Tuff

    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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