Pronunciation: (an'dēz), [key]
—n. (used with a pl. v.)
a mountain range in W South America, extending ab. 4500 mi. (7250 km) from N Colombia and Venezuela S to Cape Horn. Highest peak, Aconcagua, 22,834 ft. (6960 m).
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