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cordillera

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noun cor·dil·le·ra \ˌkȯr-dəl-ˈyer-ə, -də-ˈler- also kȯr-ˈdi-lə-rə\

Definition of cordillera

  1. :  a system of mountain ranges often consisting of a number of more or less parallel chains

cor·dil·le·ran play \-ˈyer-ən, -ˈler-, -ˈdi-lə-rən\ adjective


Origin of cordillera

Spanish


First Known Use: 1704


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