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cor·dil·le·ra

 (kôr′dl-yâr′ə, kôr-dĭl′ər-ə)
n.
An extensive chain of mountains or mountain ranges, especially the principal mountain system of a continent.

[Spanish, from cordilla, diminutive of cuerda, cord, from Latin chorda; see cord.]

cordillera

(ˌkɔːdɪlˈjɛərə)
n
(Physical Geography) a series of parallel ranges of mountains, esp in the northwestern US
[C18: from Spanish, from cordilla, literally: a little cord, from cuerda mountain range, cord]
ˌcordilˈleran adj

cor•dil•le•ra

(ˌkɔr dlˈyɛər ə, -ˈɛər ə, kɔrˈdɪl ər ə)

n.
a chain of mountains, usu. the principal mountain system or mountain axis of a large landmass.
[1695–1705; < Sp, derivative of cordilla, diminutive of cuerda string, mountain range (< Latin chorda); see cord]
cor`dil•le′ran, adj.

cor·dil·le·ra

(kôr′dl-yâr′ə)
A long and wide chain of mountains, especially the main mountain range of a large landmass.
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On the eastern side of the Cordillera, over the same extent of latitude, where a blue sky and a fine climate prove that the atmosphere has been deprived of its moisture by passing over the mountains, the arid plains of Patagonia support a most scanty vegetation.
Hence in the southern and northern parts of the continent, the forest and desert lands occupy reversed positions with respect to the Cordillera, and these positions are apparently determined by the direction of the prevalent winds.
We ascend the lofty peaks of the Cordillera and we find an alpine species of bizcacha; we look to the waters, and we do not find the beaver or musk-rat, but the coypu and capybara, rodents of the American type.
On the west, however, rise the Rocky Mountains, that immense range which, commencing at the Straights of Magellan, follows the western coast of Southern America under the name of the Andes or the Cordilleras, until it crosses the Isthmus of Panama, and runs up the whole of North America to the very borders of the Polar Sea.
Some occur among the Cordilleras of the Andes, where cities, and towns, and cultivated farms are to be seen eight thousand feet above the level of the sea.
Under Henry III., gay king as he was, this position was a grand as the height of one of the loftiest peaks of the Cordilleras. Now Percerin had been a clever man all his life, and by way of keeping up his reputation beyond the grave, took very good care not to make a bad death of it, and so contrived to die very skillfully; and that at the very moment he felt his powers of invention declining.
Communities and farmlands now occupy 300,000 hectares of Cordillera forests, indicating that 16 percent of the region's forest reservations need to be reclassified as agriculture lands that can be titled, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
RELATED: Youths nabbed transporting marijuana in Cordillera The Cordillera police said they have noticed arising trend of youngManileaos becoming drug couriers.
As of August 10, Cordillera recorded 4,704 dengue cases, with nine deaths, Pangilinan said.
CAMP DANGWA, Benguet - Another P2.9 million worth of marijuana plants were destroyed during the three-day sweep in the hinterland of Kalinga, the Cordillera police reported.
The Igorot community in Davao celebrated with the coaches, chaperones, and athletes who are contingents of the Cordillera Administrative Region in the Palarong Pambansa 2019.