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

  • A mountain, 8,603.4 m (28,208 ft) high, in the Himalaya Mountains on the India-Nepal border. It is the third-highest mountain in the world.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A mountain in India and Nepal, 28,146 feet high.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)


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  • For centuries a rarely visited Buddhist kingdom known for the world's third highest peak on its border with Nepal called Kanchenjunga and glacial lakes, Sikkim joined India in 1975.

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  • Night had arrived quickly in the mountains of Kanchenjunga, but as KC looked down on the mysterious valley, as she stared at the temple that held who knew what secrets, she felt as if she were in another world far away from the mountain.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Their colleagues in the mountaineering business implored them to listen to reason, to not join the insane party that required their services to scale Kanchenjunga at this, one of the most dangerous times of year.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Kemal was warning his nephew, imploring him to hide the rod away and avoid Kanchenjunga.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • He had been filled with more than doubt when Simon had told him what lay up upon Kanchenjunga; he was literally walking in the midst of a legend, a world spoken of in hushed tones and myths.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • She looked at her watch, noting the time, put on her sunglasses, and looked at the summit of Kanchenjunga.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • He turned his eye to the mountainous depiction of Kanchenjunga on the animal hide, tracing his callused forefinger along the red path.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • THE HAL DHRUV touched down on a wide-open stretch of snow-dotted land on the south side of Kanchenjunga.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • And so they were flying out over the green, rolling mountainside, heading straight for the peaks of Kanchenjunga, the thrumming blades announcing to the mountain that more victims were en route.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Michael looked at the five-hundred-year-old chart drawn by Piri Reis; its detail and insight spoke of more than just the mountain Kanchenjunga.

    The Thieves of Darkness


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