Meaning of Cordilleras
Pronunciation: (kôr"dl-yâr'uz, -âr'-, kôr-dil'ur-uz Sp. kôr"&thslashē-ye'räs for 1), [key]
- a mountain system in W South America: the Andes and its component ranges.
- a mountain system in W North America, including the Sierra Nevada, Coast Range, Cascade Range, and Rocky Mountains.
- the entire chain of mountain ranges parallel to the Pacific coast, extending from Cape Horn to Alaska.