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[koh-tuh-pak-see; Spanish kaw-taw-pah-hee]
  1. a volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes: the highest active volcano in the world. 19,498 feet (5943 meters).
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Examples from the Web for cotopaxi

Historical Examples

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

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • Chimborazo possesses less of the conical outline than Cotopaxi.

  • In the eastern range are Cayambe, Antisana, and Cotopaxi (19,500 feet).

  • It is a little steeper than Cotopaxi, having a slope of 38°.

  • There is no synchronism in the eruptions of Cotopaxi and Pichincha.

British Dictionary definitions for cotopaxi


  1. a volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes: the world's highest active volcano Height: 5896 m (19 344 ft)
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