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St. Helens

[hel-uh nz]
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  1. a city in Merseyside, in NW England, near Liverpool.
  2. Mount, an active volcano in SW Washington, part of the Cascade Range: seven major eruptions during 1980, the first since 1854–57. 8364 feet (2549 meters).
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Mount Saint Helens

Volcanic peak (see volcano) in southwestern Washington in the Cascades.


The volcano erupted violently several times in 1980 after 123 years of inactivity.


It is now a national park.
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