[ paw-taw-see ]

  1. a city in S Bolivia: formerly a rich silver-mining center. 13,022 feet (3,970 meters) above sea level.

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How to use Potosí in a sentence

  • Of his supineness Pezuela took every advantage, and, having assembled about 4000 men, advanced in the spring upon Potosi.

    Ponce de Leon | William Pilling
  • On this the Spaniards, seeing that their star was again in the ascendant, resumed possession of Chuquisaca and Potosi.

    South America | W. H. Koebel
  • Contrast this with our living on board the Bordeaux barque Potosi.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif | Frank T. Bullen
  • He soon received orders to march his troops to San Luis de Potosi, on the backward way towards the capital.

    Mexico | Susan Hale
  • The mineral resources are important, but are less developed than those of Potosi and Oruro.

British Dictionary definitions for Potosí


/ (Spanish potoˈsi) /

  1. a city in S Bolivia, at an altitude of 4066 m (13 340 ft): one of the highest cities in the world; developed with the discovery of local silver in 1545; tin mining; university (1571). Pop: 144 000 (2005 est)

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