- sienkiewicz, henryk,
- sierra blanca peak,
- sierra leone,
- sierra leonean,
- sierra lily,
- sierra madre
Origin of sierra
Examples from the Web for sierra
Father José Julián was shot and wounded driving in a car through the sierra of Ajuchitán.
People on the streets of Havana cheered and celebrated the return of fighters from the Sierra Maestra.
Chernon Bah, co-founder of A World at School, was alarmed by what she witnessed recently in Sierra Leone.
In Liberia, the number is just over 54 percent—Sierra Leone, 67 percent.
And now, Sierra Leoneans will face jail time if caught burying Ebola victims.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families|Abby Haglage|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They followed us, but we dispersed, and soon were free from their pursuit; then we reassembled in the Sierra Madre Mountains.Geronimo's Story of His Life|Geronimo
European fruits, flowers, and vegetables can be easily and largely cultivated on the highest plateaux of the Sierra Maestra.Cuba Past and Present|Richard Davey
We have observed them as far up as corn grows on the foothills of the sierra.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)|Abel Chapman
While on his way home, on leave of absence, he died at Sierra Leone on the 30th of November 1864.
Desert plains back, and still back lofty Sierra Nevadas, their sides covered with the evergreen pine, their summits with snow.Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51|E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
Word Origin for sierra
"a range of hills," 1610s, from Spanish sierra "jagged mountain range," literally "saw," from Latin serra "a saw" (cf. serrated), which is of unknown origin.