cuesta

noun
cues·​ta | \ ˈkwe-stə How to pronounce cuesta (audio) \

Definition of cuesta

: a hill or ridge with a steep face on one side and a gentle slope on the other

First Known Use of cuesta

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuesta

Spanish, from Latin costa side, rib — more at coast

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“Cuesta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuesta. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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