Definition of guyot in English:

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guyot

Pronunciation: /ɡēˈō/

noun

Geology
A seamount with a flat top.
Example sentences
  • Seamounts whose peaks have eroded and become a flat surface are called guyots.
  • What remains is an underwater mountain called a guyot.
  • After the war he continued researching guyots and midocean ridges, as well as various mineral studies.

Origin

1940s: named after Arnold H. Guyot (1807–84), Swiss geographer.

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Syllabification: guy·ot

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