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St. Helens

[ hel-uh nz ]
/ ˈhɛl ənz /


a city in Merseyside, in NW England, near Liverpool.
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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Culture definitions for mount saint helens

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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