Corcovado

[kawr-kaw-vah-doo for 1; kawr-kaw-vah-th aw for 2]
noun
  1. a mountain in SE Brazil, S of Rio de Janeiro: statue of Christ on peak. 2310 feet (704 meters).
  2. a volcano in S Chile. 7550 feet (2301 meters).
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Examples from the Web for corcovado

Historical Examples of corcovado

  • Next after the Corcovado the Tijuca will attract you, and, like the former, it ends in wondrous points of view.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau

  • "That is the Corcovado, and some day we shall go over there and ascend it," said Martim.

    Our Little Brazilian Cousin

    Mary F. Nixon-Roulet

  • It would require a whole chapter to do even partial justice to this remarkable garden behind the Corcovado mountain.

    Equatorial America

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • One can safely promise such a realizing sense to him who ascends the Corcovado.

    Equatorial America

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • The thunder peals from Sugar Loaf and Corcovado at times outroared those of the guns.

    With the Battle Fleet

    Franklin Matthews


British Dictionary definitions for corcovado

Corcovado

noun
  1. (Spanish korkoˈβaðo) a volcano in S Chile, in the Andes. Height: 2300 m (7546 ft)
  2. (Portuguese korkuˈvɑːdu) a mountain in SE Brazil, in SW Rio de Janeiro city, famous for a massive statue of Christ the Redeemer. Height of mountain: 704 m (2310 ft)
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