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Kanchenjunga

[kahn-chuh n-joo ng-guh]
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noun
  1. a mountain in S Asia, between NE India and Nepal, in the E Himalayas: third highest in the world. 28,169 feet (8586 meters).
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Also Kan·chan·jan·ga [kahn-chuh n-jahng-guh] /ˌkɑn tʃənˈdʒɑŋ gə/.
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Historical Examples

  • At the time when Hooker was making his Himalayan journeys—that was in 1849—Kanchenjunga was believed to be the highest.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury

  • Kanchenjunga and the Everest group were just visible, but ominous clouds were rapidly coming up.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury

  • From this we had marvellous views right away to Kanchenjunga in the East.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury

  • In this bright moonlight, mountains like Kanchenjunga—100 miles away—stood out sharp and distinct.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury


British Dictionary definitions for kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Kangchenjunga
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