[see-er-uh mah-drey; for 2 also Spanish syer-rah mah-th re]
- a mountain range extending from S Wyoming into N Colorado.
- two parallel mountain chains in Mexico, bordering the central plateau on the E and W, and extending SE into N Guatemala.
- a town in S California.
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- (functioning as singular) the main mountain system of Mexico, extending for 2500 km (1500 miles) southeast from the N border: consists of the Sierra Madre Oriental in the east, the Sierra Madre Occidental in the west, and the Sierra Madre del Sur in the south. Highest peak: Citlaltépetl, 5636 m (18 492 ft) (disputed)
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