cordillera[kôr′dil yer′ə, -də ler′ə]
a mountain range or a series of parallel mountain ranges that are usually the principal mountain system of a continent
Origin of cordilleraSpanish ; from cordilla, diminutive of cuerda, rope, cord ; from Classical Latin chorda: see cord
An extensive chain of mountains or mountain ranges, especially the principal mountain system of a continent.
Origin of cordilleraSpanish, from cordilla, diminutive of cuerda, cord, from Latin chorda; see cord.