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Diminutive from Spanish horno (oven), Latin furnus. See furnace.

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hornito (plural hornitos or hornitoes)

  1. (geology) A low, oven-shaped mound, common in volcanic regions, emitting smoke and vapours from its sides and summit.
    • 1832, The travels and researches of Alexander von Humboldt:
      When Humboldt visited this place, the natives assured him that the heat of the hornitos had formerly been much greater. The thermometer rose to 203° when placed in the fissures exhaling aqueous vapour.

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hornito m (plural hornitos)

  1. Diminutive of horno
  2. hornito