Machu Picchu

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Ma·chu Pic·chu

 (mä′cho͞o pēk′cho͞o, 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.

Machu Picchu

(ˈmɑːtʃuː ˈpiːktʃuː)
n
(Placename) a ruined Incan city in S Peru

Ma•chu Pic•chu

(ˈmɑ tʃu ˈpik tʃu, ˈpi tʃu)
n.
the site of an ancient Incan city in the Andes, in S central Peru.
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Noun1.Machu Picchu - Inca fortress city in the Andes in Peru discovered in 1911; it may have been built in the 15th century
Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
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The new carrier, operating as a unit of the Grupo TACA airline alliance, began flying between Lima and both Iquitos and Cuzco (the gateway to the ancient and magnificent Inca ruins at Macchu Piccu which have long been one of Peru's leading tourist attractions) on October 1 and 7, respectively.