from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A dormant volcano, 5,825.8 m (19,101 ft) high, in the Cordillera Occidental of southern Peru. It has a perfect snowcapped cone and has long figured in Peruvian legends and poetry.
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- n. the world's 2nd largest active volcano; located in the Andes in southern Peru
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From Titicaca we crossed the mountains to the sea, passing salt flats colored with wild flamingos and dropping into the shadow of El Misti, an immense snowcapped volcano.
The perfect cone of El Misti, the closest active volcano, dominates the skyline of the city as it rises to a height of 5800m and is only 17km from the town.
In the summer I booked El Misti, a hostel a mere five blocks from Copocabana beach.