UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis
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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

(French; sometimes spelled lapies or lapiaz.) Term for a region with outcrops of small regular pillars, cones, or blocks of carbonate rock [20]. Synonyms: (French.) lapies; (German.) Karren; (Greek.) lapiaz, lenar; (Italian.) lapia, solcato, carregiato; (Russian.) karry; (Spanish.) lenar; (Turkish.) erime olugu, lapya; (Yugoslavian.) skrapa, grizine, bridine, zlebici. See karren, rock-rill, grikes.