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loma

[ loh-muh ]

noun

, Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
  1. a hill or ridge having a broad top.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of loma1

1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish, akin to lomo back, ridge, loin

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Example Sentences

A few minutes later, the two injured officers were flown by helicopter out of the area to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

On Oct. 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck while Lewis sat behind the bars of his prison cell.

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

Point Loma has something of the same sphinx-like grandeur, with its long bold promontory stretching out into the western waters.

Point Loma, twelve miles distant, gives a wonderful view, one of the finest in the world.

The Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 demonstrated a wide range of effects.

From the summit of a lofty rock, Laing saw Mount Loma, the highest of the chain of which it forms part.

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