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Cordilleras

[kawr-dl-yair-uh z, -air-, kawr-dil-er-uh z; Spanish kawr-th ee-ye-rahs for 1] /ˌkɔr dlˈyɛər əz, -ˈɛər-, kɔrˈdɪl ər əz; Spanish ˌkɔr ðiˈyɛ rɑs for 1/
noun
1.
a mountain system in W South America: the Andes and its component ranges.
2.
a mountain system in W North America, including the Sierra Nevada, Coast Range, Cascade Range, and Rocky Mountains.
3.
the entire chain of mountain ranges parallel to the Pacific coast, extending from Cape Horn to Alaska.
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Cordilleran, adjective
trans-Cordilleran, adjective
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Cordilleras

/ˌkɔːdɪlˈjɛərəz; Spanish korðiˈʎeras/
plural noun
1.
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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