Definitions for "Kipuka"
Keywords:  lava, downslope, hawaiian, island, hill
A mound of older land, usually covered by vegetation, that is surrounded by a younger lava flow.
A Hawaiian term for an island of land completely surrounded by one or more younger lava flows. A kipuka form when lava encircles a hill or a slight rise in the ground as it moves downslope or across relatively flat ground. Because they are surrounded by more recent flows, kipukas are often covered with mature vegetation.
an island of older lava that has been surrounded by more recent a'a flows