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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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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.
In a lofty valley of the Cordillera, near Mendoza, I found another spider with a singularly-formed web.
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.
gay king as he was, this position was a grand as the height of one of the loftiest peaks of the Cordilleras.
Did not Pizarro lead three hundred and fifty Spanish cavaliers and four thousand Indians into the far Cordilleras in search of treasure?
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.
All the municipalities in the Cordillera region has brand new patrol jeeps to enhance the mobility of the police in their in peace and order campaign.
Manila: The Philippine government and non-government organisations have joined hands to preserve, nurture and market highland rice varieties from the northern Cordillera region for the health conscious, sources said, adding efforts include finding more varieties and reviving nearly extinct ones to make organic rice more affordable.
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The Cordillera jail in Santiago allows its prisoners to have private bathrooms, a pool and tennis courts.
The Cordillera prison, located on an army base, provides the officers jailed for killings and other abuses committed during Gen.