Andes

geographical name
An·​des | \ ˈan-(ˌ)dēz How to pronounce Andes (audio) \

Definition of Andes

mountain system of South America extending along its western coast from Panama to Tierra del Fuego

Note: The sources of the Amazon, Orinoco, Pilcomayo, Magdalena, and Cauca rivers are located in the Andes.

— see aconcagua

Other Words from Andes

Andean \ ˈan-​(ˌ)dē-​ən How to pronounce Andean (audio) , an-​ˈ \ adjective
Andine \ ˈan-​ˌdēn How to pronounce Andine (audio) , -​ˌdīn \ adjective

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“Andes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Andes. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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