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black smoker

noun

Definition of BLACK SMOKER

:  a vent in a geologically active region of the sea floor from which issues superheated water laden with minerals (as sulfide precipitates); also :  a rock chimney covering such a vent
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First Known Use of BLACK SMOKER

1980

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