Machu-picchu definition

mächo͝o pēkcho͝o, pē-
An ancient Inca fortress city in the Andes northwest of Cuzco, Peru. Its extensive ruins and elaborate terraces became famous after an American explorer published a description of them in 1911.
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(place) Site of ruins of an ancient Incan city in SC Peru.
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An ancient Inca site in Peru.
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Origin of machu-picchu

  • From Quechua machu (“old, ancient") + pikchu (“mountain, peak")

    From Wiktionary