Ixtaccihuatl

[ ees-tahk-see-waht-l ]
/ ˌis tɑkˈsiˌwɑt l /

noun

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite
Also Ix·ta·ci·huatl [ees-tah-see-waht-l] /ˌis tɑˈsiˌwɑt l/.

Definition for ixtaccihuatl (2 of 2)

Iztaccihuatl

or Ix·tac·ci·huatl

[ ees-tahk-see-waht-l ]
/ ˌis tɑkˈsiˌwɑt l /

noun

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

Origin of Iztaccihuatl

< Nahuatl Iztāccihuātl, equivalent to iztāc white + cihuātl woman
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for ixtaccihuatl

  • 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.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)|Frederick Starr
  • All quiet again in the shade of Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl.

    Diplomatic Days|Edith O'Shaughnessy

British Dictionary definitions for ixtaccihuatl (1 of 2)

Ixtaccihuatl

Iztaccihuatl

/ (ˌiːstəkˈsiːwətəl) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for ixtaccihuatl (2 of 2)

Iztaccihuatl
/ (ˌiːstəkˈsiːwətəl) /

noun

a variant spelling of Ixtaccihuatl
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012