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 (kôr′kə-vä′dō, kôr′kô-vä′do͝o)
A mountain, 705 m (2,310 ft) high, of southeast Brazil overlooking Rio de Janeiro. A popular tourist attraction, it has a cog railroad and is topped by the enormous concrete statue Christ the Redeemer.


1. (Placename) a volcano in S Chile, in the Andes. Height: 2300 m (7546 ft)
2. (Placename) a mountain in SE Brazil, in SW Rio de Janeiro city, famous for a massive statue of Christ the Redeemer. Height of mountain: 704 m (2310 ft)


(ˌkɔr kɔˈvɑ dʊ)

a mountain in SE Brazil, S of Rio de Janeiro: statue of Christ on peak. 2310 ft. (704 m).
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Rio de Janeiro -- Excursion north of Cape Frio -- Great Evaporation -- Slavery -- Botofogo Bay -- Terrestrial Planariae -- Clouds on the Corcovado -- Heavy Rain -- Musical Frogs -- Phosphorescent Insects -- Elater, springing powers of -- Blue Haze -- Noise made by a Butterfly -- Entomology -- Ants -- Wasp killing a Spider -- Parasitical Spider -- Artifices of an Epeira -- Gregarious Spider -- Spider with an unsymmetrical Web.
The house in which I lived was seated close beneath the well-known mountain of the Corcovado.
I was often interested by watching the clouds, which, rolling in from seaward, formed a bank just beneath the highest point of the Corcovado.
As this storm passed over the forests which surround the Corcovado, the sound produced by the drops pattering on the countless multitude of leaves was very remarkable, it could be heard at the distance of a quarter of a mile, and was like the rushing of a great body of water.
Another sightseeing must is a trip on the cog train up the Corcovado Mountain, 3,000ft above Rio.
Nosotros estudiamos la dieta y el uso del habitat del chancho cariblanco y la variacion en la disponibilidad de frutos en el Parque Nacional Corcovado, al suroeste de Costa Rica, desde julio de 1996 basta abril de 1997.
Elsewhere, Eduardo Naranjo, a research associate at Mexico's El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in San Cristobal, studies Baird's tapirs in Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park and Mexico's Sierra Madre in Chiapas.
Four Otis model S-NPE 1030 escalators, manufactured in Otis' factory in Stadthagen, Germany, will be installed on Corcovado mountain with a rise of 19.
Among Rio's attractions are the famous Corcovado statue of Christ the Redeemer and the cable car ride up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain offering fabulous views over the city.
La obra presenta una explicacion de que esta dirigida a quienes visiten el Parque Nacional Corcovado ubicado en el SE de Costa Rica y que constituye una isla ecologica en America Central por ser un bosque lluvioso ubicado del lado del Pacifico.
Dreaming of fast and easy money, several hundred people invaded Corcovado Park on the southwestern peninsula and began panning for gold in its virgin streambeds.
Contract awarded for Pavement Repair Corcovado Sector Of The Borough Of Colonel