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noun Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
  1. a hill or ridge having a broad top.
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Origin of loma

1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish, akin to lomo back, ridge, loin
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  • The Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 demonstrated a wide range of effects.


    Kaye M. Shedlock

  • From the top of the Loma de Candela, a beautiful view of the valley below spreads out towards the south.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • At Loma Prieta the earthquake caused a mine house to slip down the side of a mountain, ten men being buried in the ruins.

  • A few days later, in an amethyst sea, off the green slopes of Loma point, the Renown cast anchor.

  • The royal army is ready for action, and the patriots occupy the heights of Loma Blanca, overlooking the plains of the Maip.