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[chim-buh-rah-zoh, -rey-; Spanish cheem-baw-rah-saw]
  1. a volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes. 20,702 feet (6310 meters).
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Examples from the Web for chimborazo

Historical Examples

  • Not a whisper of such names as Chimborazo and Cotopaxi had reached Europe.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • Why, the Pyramids must be as anthills to Chimborazo in comparison to it!

  • Chimborazo was long supposed to be the most lofty mountain on the globe.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The highest peak of the Andes (Chimborazo) is more than 21,000 feet above the sea.

    Lost in the Forest

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • On Chimborazo we never roped one another to cross crevasses.

    Tartarin On The Alps

    Alphonse Daudet

British Dictionary definitions for chimborazo


  1. an extinct volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes: the highest peak in Ecuador. Height: 6267 m (20 561 ft)
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