Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

[mah-choo peek-choo, pee-choo]
noun
the site of an ancient Incan and pre-Incan city, about 7000 feet (2130 meters) above sea level in the Andes, in S central Peru.
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Machu Picchu (ˈmɑːtʃuː ˈpiːktʃuː)
 
n
a ruined Incan city in S Peru

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Machu Picchu
from Quechua (Inca) machu "old man" + pikchu "peak."
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