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Orizaba

[awr-uh-zah-buh, ohr-; Spanish aw-ree-sah-vah] /ˌɔr əˈzɑ bə, ˌoʊr-; Spanish ˌɔ riˈsɑ vɑ/
noun
1.
Also called Citlaltepetl. an inactive volcano in SE Mexico, in Veracruz state. 18,546 feet (5653 meters).
2.
a city near this peak.
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  • To return to the situation of affairs at Orizaba, the disagreement between the allies requires some explanation.

  • From here parties are made up to ascend Orizaba (Mountain of the Star).

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • She had arrived from Orizaba with Laurita, who has masses of beautiful red-gold hair.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • Well—for instance—'Give the source and course of the Orizaba.'

    The Wrong Woman Charles D. Stewart
  • General Orizaba sprang to his feet and with a shout drew his revolver and covered Dick.

  • You have not asked me why I refused to give my services to Orizaba.'

    The Dictator Justin McCarthy
  • Handsome young De Weede turned up yesterday, having made the ascent of Orizaba, a great feat.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • Santa Anna arrived first at Puebla with all the force which he had collected at Orizaba.

    Mexico Susan Hale
  • He scaled the sides of Orizaba, reached the lofty plateau, and seized the ancient citadel of the Montezumas.

    Mexico Susan Hale
  • In the rear shone Orizaba and the nearer pyramid of Malinchi.

British Dictionary definitions for Orizaba

Orizaba

/ˌɔːrɪˈzɑːbə; Spanish oriˈθaβa/
noun
1.
a city and resort in SE Mexico, in Veracruz state. Pop: 327 000 (2005 est)
2.
Pico de Orizaba, the Spanish name for Citlaltépetl
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