Spanish, from Old Spanish cordilla, cordiella, diminutive of cuerda (“a rope, string”). See cord.
Spanish fromcordilladiminutive ofcuerdacordfrom Latin chordacord
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Cordillera Sentence Examples
Its situation near the high cordillera gives it a cold, changeable climate.
The Lower Tertiary consists largely of reddish sandstones resting upon the old rocks of the Cordillera and of the Sierras.
The coast, extending from the base of the Western or Maritime Cordillera to the Pacific Ocean, consists of a sandy desert crossed at intervals by rivers flowing through narrow, fertile valleys.
Paz Soldan and other Peruvian geographers give the name of Andes, par excellence, to the Eastern Cordillera.
In the mountains of British Columbia are the bighorn or Rocky Mountain sheep and the Rocky Mountain goat, while the saddleback and white mountain sheep have recently been discovered in the northern Cordillera.