cordillera

[ kawr-dl-yair-uh, -air-uh, kawr-dil-er-uh ]SEE DEFINITION OF cordillera
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Cordillera genera of plants have also, somehow, reached the Silla of Caracas.

We were not yet certain by which pass the caravan might cross the great Cordillera.

The western one nearer the coast is called the Cordillera, or the Coast Range.

He also proposed a trip into the Cordillera in search of wild cattle.

They exist also in Chili, on the plains at the foot of the Cordillera of the Andes.

Thence eastward he has the whole Cordillera Vilcapampa in which to hide.

Some, like the Apurimac and the Maraon, extend well into the interior of the Cordillera.

The Cordillera Vilcapampa is a climatic as well as a topographic barrier.

This may not hold true for more than a small part of the Cordillera.

His observations upon the Cordillera are equally noteworthy.

WORD ORIGIN

1704, from Spanish, "mountain chain," from cordilla, in Old Spanish "string, rope," diminutive of cuerda, from Latin chorda "cord, rope" (see cord).

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