hornito [hawr-nee-toh; Spanish awr-nee-taw] WORD ORIGIN noun, plural hor·ni·tos [hawr-nee-tohz; Spanish awr-nee-taws] /hɔrˈni toʊz; Spanish ɔrˈni tɔs/. Geology. a low oven-shaped mound of congealed lava, common in some volcanic districts, emitting hot smoke and vapors in the final stages of activity.
Origin of hornito 1820–30; Spanish, equivalent to horn(o) oven (Latin furnus, fornus; see) + -ito diminutive suffix Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 hornito in Science hornito [hôr-nē′tō] A low mound of matter ejected from a volcano, sometimes emitting smoke or vapor. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.