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Titicaca

[tit-i-kah-kuh; Spanish tee-tee-kah-kah]
noun
  1. Lake, a lake on the boundary between S Peru and W Bolivia, in the Andes: the largest lake in the region; the highest large lake in the world. 3200 sq. mi. (8290 sq. km); 12,508 feet (3812 meters) above sea level.
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Examples from the Web for titicaca

Historical Examples

  • Between them lies the Lake of Titicaca, the centre of bygone Peruvian civilisation.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • That of Titicaca, from which it takes its name, is most celebrated.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Not far from Titicaca is the island of Coati, sacred to the moon.

    A Manual of the Historical Development of Art

    G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi

  • Like those of Titicaca they belong to species found nowhere else.

  • Titicaca is the largest lake in the world occupying so elevated a site.

    Equatorial America

    Maturin M. Ballou


British Dictionary definitions for titicaca

Titicaca

noun
  1. Lake Titicaca a lake between S Peru and W Bolivia, in the Andes: the highest large lake in the world; drained by the Desaguadero River flowing into Lake Poopó. Area: 8135 sq km (3141 sq miles). Altitude: 3809 m (12 497 ft). Depth: 370 m (1214 ft)
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