\sˈʌbməɹˌiːn fˈɒɹɪsts], \sˈʌbməɹˌiːn fˈɒɹɪsts], \s_ˈʌ_b_m_ə_ɹ_ˌiː_n f_ˈɒ_ɹ_ɪ_s_t_s]\
Definitions of SUBMARINE FORESTS
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(Geol.) In several places along the British coasts ; generally beds of peat, or semi-lignite, with roots and trunks of oak, Scotch fir, alder, yew, etc., overlain by many feet of marine silt; showing (1) formation at a higher level than present sea-board ; then (2) submersion ; and (3) re-elevation ; the flora the same as that now existing.
By Henry Percy Smith