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Elgon

[el-gon]
noun
  1. an extinct volcano in E Africa, on the boundary between Uganda and Kenya. 14,176 feet (4321 meters).
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Historical Examples

  • Elgon, with its elephants, was our goal, and in between were the black-maned lions that we hoped to meet.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • If we were unable to get the big bulls on Elgon it might be necessary to make a special trip into Uganda for them.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • 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

  • Of these, the best known are the El-gonyi, from whom the name Elgon has been derived.


British Dictionary definitions for elgon

Elgon

noun
  1. Mount Elgon an extinct volcano in E Africa, on the Kenya-Uganda border. Height: 4321m (14 178 ft)
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