Cordilleras definition by Webster's New World
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- mountain system of W North America, including all mountains between the E Rockies & the Pacific coast
- mountain system of W South America; Andes
Cordilleras definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The entire complex of mountain ranges in western North America, Mexico, Central America, and South America, extending from Alaska to Cape Horn.