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Cordilleras

[ kawr-dl-yair-uhz, -air-, kawr-dil-er-uhz; Spanish kawr-thee-ye-rahs for 1 ]
/ ˌkɔr dlˈyɛər əz, -ˈɛər-, kɔrˈdɪl ər əz; Spanish ˌkɔr ðiˈyɛ rɑs for 1 /
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noun
a mountain system in western South America: the Andes and its component ranges.
a mountain system in western North America, including the Sierra Nevada, Coast Range, Cascade Range, and Rocky Mountains.
the entire chain of mountain ranges parallel to the Pacific coast, extending from Cape Horn to Alaska.
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Origin of Cordilleras

First recorded in 1700–10, in reference to the Andes; see origin at cordillera

OTHER WORDS FROM Cordilleras

Cor·dil·le·ran, adjectivetrans-Cor·dil·le·ran, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Cordilleras

Cordilleras
/ (ˌkɔːdɪlˈjɛərəz, Spanish korðiˈʎeras) /

pl n
the Cordilleras the complex of mountain ranges on the W side of the Americas, extending from Alaska to Cape Horn and including the Andes and the Rocky Mountains
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