Definition of Krakatao
1. Noun. A small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history.
Group relationships: Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic Of Indonesia
Generic synonyms: Island, Volcano
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Krakatao
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Literary usage of Krakatao
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Physics of the Earth's Crust by Osmond Fisher (1889)
"... water—Emission of steam from Volcanos — Vesuvius — krakatao — Tarawera —Bandai-san — Kilauea— Opinion that surface water gains access to foci—Objections ..."
2. Journal of School Geography (1897)
"Report of the krakatao Committee of the Royal Society. ... Reminiscences of the great Eruption of krakatao (Transact. of the RGS of An*tr. Vict. ..."
3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"As Mr. Hemsley remarks, it is an interesting question how far these facts throw light on the origin of the vegetation of much more remote islands, krakatao ..."
4. Physics of the Earth's Crust by Osmond Fisher (1889)
"The eruption of Mt. Tarawera in New Zealand, 10 June, 1886, though not comparable with that of krakatao, was in some respects more remarkable. ..."