noun, plural cer·ros. 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)
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Examples from the Web for cerro

Historical Examples of cerro

  • 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).

  • 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.


    W. H. Koebel

  • Cerro's horse and the mounts of his rurales clattered out of the court.

    When the Owl Cries

    Paul Bartlett