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[ser-oh] /ˈsɛr oʊ/
noun, plural cerros. Southwestern U.S.
a hill or peak.
Origin of cerro
1825-35, Americanism; < American Spanish; Spanish: hill, backbone, neck of an animal < Latin cirrus curl, tuft (with shift: curly hair > hair on an animal's neck > neck or spine > hill) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • To cerro Blanco, the nearest town, they were taken and given work.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • The mountain is called Monopostiac, or the cerro encantado (enchanted hill).

    The Tiger Hunter Mayne Reid
  • I've been all around that cerro, you can bet, but I haven't run across the mine.

    Lone Pine

    R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
  • But of the cerro, since for various reasons it is a place of importance, more later.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • cerro's horse and the mounts of his rurales clattered out of the court.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • Robles had a series of objections to the cerro Gordo position.

  • Recently the battle at cerro Gordo showed what you may expect from him.

  • Things went on thus till the day of the battle of cerro Pardo.

    The White Scalper Gustave Aimard
  • The expedition to the cerro, as it is called, proved agreeable enough.

    The Purple Land W. H. Hudson
  • We crossed the cerro del Talguen, and slept at a little rancho.

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