Definitions

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

  • An ancient Inca fortress city in the Andes northwest of Cuzco, Peru. Its extensive ruins, including elaborate terraces, were discovered in 1911.

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  • proper n. An ancient Inca site in Peru

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  • n. Inca fortress city in the Andes in Peru discovered in 1911; it may have been built in the 15th century

Etymologies

From Quechua (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was planning to leave for Machu Picchu at the end of the week, but I had intended to look for a new office upon my return.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

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