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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Ejected matter, as that from an erupting volcano.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Material which has been ejected, especially from a volcano or an impact crater.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Matter ejected; material thrown out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Things that are cast out or away; refuse.

Etymologies

New Latin ēiecta, from neuter pl. of Latin ēiectus, past participle of ēicere, to throw out; see eject.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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