Origin of cordillera
Related Words for cordillerassierra, chain, range, Alps, Andes, Himalayas, Rockies, cordillera, massif
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Historical Examples of cordilleras
And over there in Brazil, and up there towards the Cordilleras, it is unknown.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
There are only two practicable passes that I know of in this part of the Cordilleras.
They proceeded from that part of the Cordilleras which lay in darkness.
Here the voyagers were abreast of some of the grandest heights of the Cordilleras.The Red True Story Book
I have just returned from Mendoza, having crossed the Cordilleras by two passes.More Letters of Charles Darwin
Word Origin for cordillera
1704, from Spanish, "mountain chain," from cordilla, in Old Spanish "string, rope," diminutive of cuerda, from Latin chorda "cord, rope" (see cord).