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Meaning of El Capitan

El Cap•i•tan

Pronunciation: (el kap"i-tan'), [key]
  1. a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: precipice that rises over 3300 ft. (1000 m) above Yosemite Valley.
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