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Corcovado

[kawr-kaw-vah-doo for 1; kawr-kaw-vah-th aw for 2] /ˌkɔr kɔˈvɑ dʊ for 1; ˌkɔr kɔˈvɑ ðɔ for 2/
noun
1.
a mountain in SE Brazil, S of Rio de Janeiro: statue of Christ on peak. 2310 feet (704 meters).
2.
a volcano in S Chile. 7550 feet (2301 meters).
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Historical Examples
  • Next after the Corcovado the Tijuca will attract you, and, like the former, it ends in wondrous points of view.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau
  • "That is the Corcovado, and some day we shall go over there and ascend it," said Martim.

    Our Little Brazilian Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  • It would require a whole chapter to do even partial justice to this remarkable garden behind the Corcovado mountain.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • One can safely promise such a realizing sense to him who ascends the Corcovado.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • The thunder peals from Sugar Loaf and Corcovado at times outroared those of the guns.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • More and more the clouds lifted and once or twice old Corcovado and Sugar Loaf peeped out as if for a final look.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • Two sailors belonging to his crew had been ashore, and having got drunk, were found lying senseless on the road to Corcovado.

  • The house in which I lived was seated close beneath the well-known mountain of the Corcovado.

British Dictionary definitions for Corcovado

Corcovado

noun
1.
(Spanish) (korkoˈβaðo). a volcano in S Chile, in the Andes. Height: 2300 m (7546 ft)
2.
(Portuguese) (korkuˈvɑːdu). a mountain in SE Brazil, in SW Rio de Janeiro city, famous for a massive statue of Christ the Redeemer. Height of mountain: 704 m (2310 ft)
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