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sierra

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noun si·er·ra \sē-ˈer-ə\

Simple Definition of sierra

  • : a range of mountains with sharply pointed peaks

  • : a mountain in a sierra

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sierra

  1. 1a :  a range of mountains especially with a serrated or irregular outlineb :  the country about a sierra

  2. 2 :  any of several large scombroid fishes (genus Scomberomorus) related to the mackerel

Examples of sierra in a sentence

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



Origin of sierra

Spanish, literally, saw, from Latin serra


First Known Use: 1600

Rhymes with sierra


Sierra

si·er·ra

Definition of Sierra

  1. —a communications code word for the letter s



1952

First Known Use of sierra

1952

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SIERRA Defined for Kids

sierra

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noun si·er·ra \sē-ˈer-ə\

Definition of sierra for Students

  1. :  a range of mountains especially with jagged peaks




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