[ paw-paw-kah-te-pet-l, poh-puh-kat-uhpet-l ]

  1. a volcano in S central Mexico, SE of Mexico City. 17,887 feet (5,450 meters).

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How to use Popocatepetl in a sentence

  • In 1697 there was an eruption of the volcano of Popocatepetl, on the 29th of October.

  • Water trickles everywhere, and across the broad valley rises toward the north the peak of Popocatepetl.

    Mexico | Susan Hale
  • The crater of Popocatepetl—being an extinct volcano—is now a valuable sulphur mine.

    Aztec Land | Maturin M. Ballou
  • All three scolding her, and making for her, made Popocatepetl quite hysterical.

  • The volcano Popocatepetl is said to be one vast pile of sulphur.

    Mexico | Susan Hale

British Dictionary definitions for Popocatépetl


/ (ˌpɒpəˈkætəpɛtəl, -ˌkætəˈpɛtəl, Spanish popokaˈtepɛtl) /

  1. a volcano in SE central Mexico, southeast of Mexico City. Height: 5452 m (17 887 ft)

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