[ see-mount ]
/ ˈsiˌmaʊnt /
a submarine mountain rising several hundred fathoms above the floor of the sea but having its summit well below the surface of the water.
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British Dictionary definitions for seamount
/ (ˈsiːˌmaʊnt) /
a submarine mountain rising more than 1000 metres above the surrounding ocean floorCompare guyot
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Scientific definitions for seamount
[ sē′mount′ ]
A large underwater mountain, usually conical in shape and at least 1,000 m (3,280 ft) above the ocean floor. Seamounts are usually isolated and are volcanic in origin.
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