Meaning of karren in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkarən/

plural noun

  • Grooves and fissures, typically separated by sharp ridges, produced in a hard limestone surface by water erosion.

    ‘As a result of karren development the fissures are widened and channel edges are eroded.’
    • ‘In the northern limestone Alps large bare karst areas with impressive Karren exist.’
    • ‘Karren are particularly common on limestone pavements.’


Late 19th century from German Karren.