sea-mount

seamount

[see-mount]
noun
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:
1945–50; sea + mount2

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seamount (ˈsiːˌmaʊnt)
 
n
Compare guyot a submarine mountain rising more than 1000 metres above the surrounding ocean floor

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seamount   (sē'mount')  Pronunciation Key 
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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