What does the word lava mean?

Usage examples for lava

  1. The mountain burst into flames on the southern side, threw up streams of water, burning lava, and stones of an enormous size; traces of the last can be observed as far as the village of Sariaya. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  2. Jorullo, lava stream of. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  3. Its continuous extension to so low a level clearly shows that the valley had already been deepened to within a few feet of its present depth at the time of the flowing of the lava. – The Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell