Ararat

geographical name
Ar·​a·​rat | \ ˈer-ə-ˌrat How to pronounce Ararat (audio) , ˈa-rə- \
variants: or Agri Dagi \ ˌä-​grē-​dä-​ˈgē How to pronounce Ararat (audio) \

Definition of Ararat

mountain 16,946 feet (5165 meters) in eastern Turkey near the border with Iran

Note: Ararat is traditionally thought to be the landing place of Noah's Ark.

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“Ararat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ararat. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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