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Mount Everest

noun
1.
Everest ( def 1 ).
2.
something regarded as the most difficult or challenging of its kind: the Mount Everest of international sailing.
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Everest
mountain between Nepal and Tibet, named 1865 for Sir George Everest (1790-1866), surveyor-general of India. The Tibetan name is Chomolangma "mother goddess of the world."
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Mount Everest definition


Mountain on the border of Tibet and Nepal in the central Himalayas.

Note: At over 29,000 feet, it is the highest peak in the world.
Note: It was first scaled in 1953 by Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal.
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