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 /

noun

a mountain system in W South America: the Andes and its component ranges.
a mountain system in W 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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OTHER WORDS FROM Cordilleras

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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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