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[awr-uh-zah-buh, ohr-; Spanish aw-ree-sah-vah] /ˌɔr əˈzɑ bə, ˌoʊr-; Spanish ˌɔ riˈsɑ vɑ/
Also called Citlaltepetl. an inactive volcano in SE Mexico, in Veracruz state. 18,546 feet (5653 meters).
a city near this peak. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • From here parties are made up to ascend Orizaba (Mountain of the Star).

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • Indeed, the entire surroundings of Orizaba are gardenlike in fertility and bloom.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • Well—for instance—'Give the source and course of the Orizaba.'

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart
  • You have not asked me why I refused to give my services to Orizaba.'

    The Dictator

    Justin McCarthy
  • Wherever we turned, wherever we went, mighty Orizaba followed us.

    On the Mexican Highlands William Seymour Edwards
  • Santa Anna arrived first at Puebla with all the force which he had collected at Orizaba.


    Susan Hale
  • In the rear shone Orizaba and the nearer pyramid of Malinchi.

  • Pardon me, Mr. Jeffard, but there are men who couldn't borrow with the Orizaba behind them.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • General Orizaba will return soon, said the man in broken English.

  • There was a cry of alarm from Shirley as Orizaba stepped back.

British Dictionary definitions for Orizaba


/ˌɔːrɪˈzɑːbə; Spanish oriˈθaβa/
a city and resort in SE Mexico, in Veracruz state. Pop: 327 000 (2005 est)
Pico de Orizaba, the Spanish name for Citlaltépetl
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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