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Ixtaccíhuatl(both: ēsh'–) [Nahuatl,=white woman], dormant volcano, 17,160 ft (5,230 m) high, central Mexico, on the border between Puebla and Mexico state. Irregular in outline, and snowcapped, it is also popularly known as the Sleeping Woman.
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a dormant volcano in central Mexico, southeast of Mexico City. Height: (central peak) 5286 m (17 342 ft.)
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