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 (kŭn′chən-jŭng′gə, -jo͝ong′-, kän′-)
A mountain, 8,586 m (28,169 ft) high, in the Himalaya Mountains on the India-Nepal border. It is the third-highest mountain in the world.


(Placename) a variant spelling of Kangchenjunga


(ˌkɑn tʃənˈdʒʊŋ gə)

a mountain in S Asia, between NE India and Nepal, in the E Himalayas: third highest in the world. 28,146 ft. (8579 m).
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Noun1.Kanchenjunga - a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)Kanchenjunga - a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)
Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal - a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas - a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain
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