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Ixtaccihuatl

[ees-tahk-see-waht-l]
noun
  1. Iztaccihuatl.
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Also Ix·ta·ci·huatl [ees-tah-see-waht-l] /ˌis tɑˈsiˌwɑt l/.

Iztaccihuatl

or Ix·tac·ci·huatl

[ees-tahk-see-waht-l]
noun
  1. an extinct volcano in S central Mexico, SE of Mexico City. 17,342 feet (5286 meters).
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Also Ix·ta·ci·huatl [ees-tah-see-waht-l] /ˌis tɑˈsiˌwɑt l/.

Origin of Iztaccihuatl

< Nahuatl Iztāccihuātl, equivalent to iztāc white + cihuātl woman
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Historical Examples of ixtaccihuatl

  • All quiet again in the shade of Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl.

    Diplomatic Days

    Edith O'Shaughnessy

  • In the dry season it is fed by the melting snow fields of Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl far to the east.

    On the Mexican Highlands

    William Seymour Edwards

  • Looking westward, as we entered the village, we saw the sun setting in a sea of gold, between Popocatapetl and Ixtaccihuatl.


British Dictionary definitions for ixtaccihuatl

Ixtaccihuatl

Iztaccihuatl

noun
  1. a dormant volcano in central Mexico, southeast of Mexico City. Height: (central peak) 5286 m (17 342 ft)
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Iztaccihuatl

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Ixtaccihuatl
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