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/ ˈɛl gɒn /
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an extinct volcano in E Africa, on the boundary between Uganda and Kenya. 14,176 feet (4,321 meters).
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Elgon was first visited in 1883 by Joseph Thomson, who brought to light the cave-dwellings on the southern face.
In variety, the view from the summit of Elgon surpassed anything we had before seen.Freeland|Theodor Hertzka
The crater of Mount Elgon has long since lost any resemblance to a volcanic crater.
Mount Elgon is not an imposing mountain and on most occasions there is no snow on its peaks.
Of these, the best known are the El-gonyi, from whom the name Elgon has been derived.
British Dictionary definitions for Elgon
/ (ˈɛlɡɒn) /
Mount Elgon an extinct volcano in E Africa, on the Kenya-Uganda border. Height: 4321m (14 178 ft)
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