Andes

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ratlike rodent with soft fur and large ears of the Andes abrocome , chinchilla rat , rat chinchilla
highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high) Aconcagua
major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles) Amazon , Amazon River
mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,960 feet high) Ancohuma
large vulture of the high Andes having black plumage and white neck ruff Andean condor , Vultur gryphus
mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,546 feet high) Bonete
mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high) Cachi , El Libertador
palm of the Andes yielding a resinous wax which is mixed with tallow to make candles Ceroxylon alpinum , Ceroxylon andicola , wax palm
republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast Chile , Republic of Chile
grown for outstanding display of brilliant usually scarlet-crimson flowers; Andes Chilean firebush , Chilean flameflower , Embothrium coccineum
mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high) Chimborazo
small rodent with soft pearly grey fur; native to the Andes but bred in captivity for fur chinchilla , Chinchilla laniger
South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine coca , coca plant , Erythroxylon coca
bird of the Andes similar to Rupicola rupicola cock of the rock , Rupicola peruviana
mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,083 feet high) Coropuna
world's largest active volcano; located in the Andes in north central Ecuador Cotopaxi
town in the Andes in southern Peru; formerly the capital of the Inca empire Cusco , Cuzco
used in the Andes as a beast of burden and source of wool; considered a domesticated variety of the guanaco domestic llama , Lama peruana
republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes Ecuador , Republic of Ecuador
world's 2nd largest active volcano; located in the Andes in southern Peru El Misti
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