[kahr-uh-kawr-uh m, -kohr-, kar-]
- a ruined city in central Mongolian People's Republic: capital of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.
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Examples from the Web for karakorum
They were dismissed with orders to visit the Great Khan at Karakorum.A Book of Discovery
Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
But I must get to these Karakorum mountains, whatever may betide.The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains
Augustus Henry Irby
We have travelled 331 miles from the Karakorum, and there are 400 more to the Dangra-yum-tso.
He soon returns to his retirement in his palace in the Karakorum Mountains.A Fascinating Traitor
Richard Henry Savage
It seemed dry as tinder, in contrast to the wet slopes on either side of the Karakorum Pass.
- a ruined city in Mongolia: founded in 1220 by Ghenghis Khan; destroyed by Kublai Khan when his brother rebelled against him, after Kublai Khan had moved his capital to Peking (now Beijing)
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