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sierra

noun si·er·ra \sē-ˈer-ə\

: a range of mountains with sharply pointed peaks

: a mountain in a sierra

Full Definition of SIERRA

1
a :  a range of mountains especially with a serrated or irregular outline
b :  the country about a sierra
2
:  any of several large scombroid fishes (genus Scomberomorus) related to the mackerel

Examples of SIERRA

  1. The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in California.

Origin of SIERRA

Spanish, literally, saw, from Latin serra
First Known Use: 1600

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

Rhymes with SIERRA

Sierra

Definition of SIERRA

—a communications code word for the letter s

First Known Use of SIERRA

1952

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge
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