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Cuz·co(ko͞oz′kō, ko͞os′-) also Cus·co (ko͞os′-)
A city of southern Peru in the Andes east-southeast of Lima. Founded according to legend by Manco Capac around the 12th century, it became the center of the vast Inca Empire and was rebuilt by the Spanish after its plunder by Francisco Pizarro in 1533.
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Cuzco(Spanish ˈkusko) or
(Placename) a city in S central Peru: former capital of the Inca Empire, with extensive Inca remains; university (1692). Pop: 307 000 (2005 est)
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or Cus•co(ˈkus koʊ)
a city in S Peru: Inca ruins. 255,568.
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