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Jungfrau

[yoo ng-frou] /ˈyʊŋˌfraʊ/
noun
1.
a mountain in S Switzerland, in the Bernese Alps. 13,668 feet (4166 meters).
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  • We sat and chatted a while, and then Clara and I went out to look at the Jungfrau.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • Interlaken,—the Jungfrau,—oh, she is having a glorious time.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
  • For some reason, the Jungfrau seemed quite eager to pay her respects.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • I say, did any of you see the first sunbeam tip the Jungfrau this morning?

    Julian Home Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  • It was only a slight delay, after all; the Jungfrau lost nothing by waiting.

    Tartarin On The Alps Alphonse Daudet
  • Others like better those about the Jungfrau, which are called the Oberland Alps.

    Rollo in Geneva Jacob Abbott
  • Around them were the great snow mountains—the Jungfrau, the Mnch and the Eiger.

    Rudy and Babette Hans Christian Andersen
  • Alps, angle buttress of the chain of Jungfrau and Gemmi, iv.

  • The sun had set, and the crown of the Jungfrau was embedded in amber light.

  • The final peak of the Jungfrau is now before us, and apparently so near!

British Dictionary definitions for Jungfrau

Jungfrau

/German ˈjʊŋfrau/
noun
1.
a mountain in S Switzerland, in the Bernese Alps south of Interlaken. Height: 4158 m (13 642 ft)
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