[ paw-paw-kah-te-pet-l, poh-puh-kat-uhpet-l ]
/ ˌpɔ pɔ kɑˈtɛˌpɛt l, ˌpoʊ pəˈkætˌəpɛt l /
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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.Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2|Brantz Mayer
Water trickles everywhere, and across the broad valley rises toward the north the peak of Popocatepetl.
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 Corner House Girls at School|Grace Brooks Hill
The volcano Popocatepetl is said to be one vast pile of sulphur.
British Dictionary definitions for Popocatepetl
/ (ˌpɒpəˈkætəpɛtəl, -ˌkætəˈpɛtəl, Spanish popokaˈtepɛtl) /
a volcano in SE central Mexico, southeast of Mexico City. Height: 5452 m (17 887 ft)
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