[ ser-oh ]

noun,plural cer·ros.
  1. Southwestern U.S. a hill or peak.

Origin of cerro

An Americanism first recorded in 1825–35 from Spanish: literally, “hill, backbone, neck of an animal,” from Latin cirrus “curl, tuft” (with shift: from “curly hair,” to “hair on an animal's neck,” to “neck or spine,” to “hill”)

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