- a mountain in S Asia, between NE India and Nepal, in the E Himalayas: third highest in the world. 28,169 feet (8586 meters).
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Historical Examples of kanchenjunga
At the time when Hooker was making his Himalayan journeys—that was in 1849—Kanchenjunga was believed to be the highest.
In this bright moonlight, mountains like Kanchenjunga—100 miles away—stood out sharp and distinct.
From this we had marvellous views right away to Kanchenjunga in the East.
Kanchenjunga and the Everest group were just visible, but ominous clouds were rapidly coming up.
- a variant spelling of Kangchenjunga