from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An Alpine pass, 2,473.6 m (8,110 ft) high, on the Italian-Swiss border. Known to the ancient Romans, it is named for Saint Bernard of Menthon, who founded a hospice at its summit in the 11th century.


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