Definitions for karstkɑrst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an area of limestone terrane characterized by sinks, ravines, and underground streams.
Origin of karst:
1900–05; < G, generic use of Karst, name of limestone plateau N of Trieste
A type of land formation, usually with many caves formed through the dissolving of limestone by underground drainage.
A mountainous region in northeastern Italy and southwestern Slovenia.
Origin: From the Karst, a region of modern-day Slovenia typified by such landscape; from Karst, from Slovene Kras.