an extinct volcano in S central Mexico, SE of Mexico City. 17,342 feet (5286 meters).
Also, Ixtaccihuatl, Ixtacihuatl.

< Nahuatl Iztāccihuātl, equivalent to iztāc white + cihuātl woman

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Ixtaccihuatl or Iztaccihuatl (ˌiːstəkˈsiːwətəl)
a dormant volcano in central Mexico, southeast of Mexico City. Height: (central peak) 5286 m (17 342 ft)
Iztaccihuatl or Iztaccihuatl

Iztaccihuatl (ˌiːstəkˈsiːwətəl)
a variant spelling of Ixtaccihuatl

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dormant volcano situated on the Mexico-Puebla state line in central Mexico. It lies 10 miles (16 km) north of its twin, Popocatepetl, and 40 miles (65 km) south-southeast of Mexico City. Iztaccihuatl (from the Nahuatl for "white woman") has three summits, the highest one reaching 17,159 feet (5,230 m), but no crater. As seen from the federal capital, the snow-covered peaks resemble the head, breast, and feet of a recumbent woman-hence the popular designation of sleeping woman. Iztaccihuatl last erupted in 1868

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