- a submarine mountain rising several hundred fathoms above the floor of the sea but having its summit well below the surface of the water.
Origin of seamount
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- a submarine mountain rising more than 1000 metres above the surrounding ocean floorCompare guyot
Word Origin and History for seamount
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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