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An extensive chain of mountains or mountain ranges, especially the principal mountain system of a continent.

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  • The Andes are the main cordillera in South America.
  • He crossed the cordillera, took a boat or raft, and arrived at a leper hospital in the Amazonas.
  • You can watch us push the Ashregan and the Crigolit back over the cordillera toward the sea.
  • Perij√° contains a species grouping that is not present on the eastern slope of the cordillera.
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