Definition for Cordillera

Cordillera, proper n. [Sp. 'mountain-chain', < Old Sp. cordilla, string, rope, dim. of cuerda < L. chorda, cord, rope (refers to Andes mountain range).]

  1. Mountain peak; snow-covered mountains; long range of rugged mountains in North and South America.
  2. High mountain; impassable barrier to ascend; peak that seems impossible to climb.

Return to page 65 of the letter “C”.