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Meaning of cordillera

cor•dil•le•ra

Pronunciation: (kôr"dl-yâr'u, -âr'u, kôr-dil'ur-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a chain of mountains, usually the principal mountain system or mountain axis of a large landmass.
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