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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A volcano, 5,452 m (17,887 ft) high, in central Mexico west of Puebla. It became active again in January 1994 after being dormant for decades.

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  • proper noun An active volcano in Mexico, located southeast of Mexico City.

Etymologies

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From Spanish Popocatépetl, from Classical Nahuatl Popōcatepētl (literally "smoking mountain"), from popōca ("to smoke") + tepētl ("mountain, hill").

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