cordillera

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Spanish, from Old Spanish cordilla, cordiella, diminutive of cuerda (a rope, string). See cord.

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Noun[edit]

cordillera (plural cordilleras)

  1. An extensive, continent-wide chain of mountains, especially one in the Americas.
  2. A region of Canada, similar to the Appalachian, but with mostly new mountain ranges.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Spanish cordilla, cordiella, diminutive of cuerda (a rope, string). See cord.

Noun[edit]

cordillera f (plural cordilleras)

  1. mountain range, cordillera

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