- (Jamaican.)1. Term describing an area containing numerous scattered, yet closely spaced dolines; generally a tropical karst land form. The corresponding Yugoslav term may more accurately be translated as ‘pock-marked’ karst.2. Tropical karst topography containing many closed depressions surrounded by steep-sided conical hills. Divided by French and German geographers into several types depending on shape of hills .Synonyms: (French.) karst cockpit; (German.) Turmkarst, Kegelkarst; (Greek.) dolinovrithes karst; (Italian.) campo carsico a doline; (Spanish.) karst esponja; (Turkish.) düdenli karst; (Yugoslavian) boginjavi krÑ, kozavi kras. See also cone karst; Halbkugelkarst; Kegelkarst; Spitzkegelkarst; tower karst.
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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