Meaning of guyot in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡiːəʊ/


  • An undersea mountain with a flat top.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Study of sedimentary sequences capping the guyots, comprised of a shallow water carbonate buildup,’
    • ‘As the ocean crust spread away from the higher ocean ridges, the guyots sank below sea level, becoming completely submerged.’


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