Definition of Purace
1. Noun. An inactive volcano in the Andes in southern Colombia; last erupted in 1950.
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Literary usage of Purace
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1. Travels in South America by William Bingley (1820)
"On ascending, from Popayan toward the summit of Purace, they found, at the elevation of nearly seven ... The mouths of Purace emit, with a dreadful noise, ..."
2. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"... the town of Purace at the base of this mountain was destroyed by the eruption of 1827; and the top of the volcano blown off and its height reduced to ..."
3. The Boston Journal of Philosophy and the Arts by John White Webster, John Ware, Daniel Treadwell (1825)
"The mouth of the volcano of Purace is a perpendicular cleft, the visible opening of which is only 6 feet long and 3 broad. It is covered in form of a vault ..."
4. The Travels and Researches of Alexander Von Humboldt: Being a Condensed by Alexander von Humboldt, William MacGillivray (1869)
"On the ascent from Popayan towards the summit of the volcano of Purace, ... The hamlet of Purace, which the travellers visited in November, 1801, ..."
5. Peruvian Bark: A Popular Account of the Introduction of Chinchona by Clements Robert Markham (1880)
"Near Sylvia are the villages of Totoro and Purace', at the base of a forest-covered slope, from the crest of which rises the snow-covered Purace volcano. ..."
6. Travels Through the Interior Provinces of Columbia by John Potter Hamilton (1827)
"Purace was altogether the nicest Indian village I had seen in Columbia, which, I believe, ... On our road to Purace, we saw several Indian huts on rocks and ..."