- sierra madre del sur,
- sierra morena,
- sierra nevada,
- sierra vista,
- sieva bean,
- sieve cell,
- sieve graft,
- sieve of eratosthenes
Origin of siesta
Examples from the Web for siesta
How can anyone go home for a three-course meal and a siesta in the midst of peak trading?
But what do the poor children of Porto Rico do, while Manuel is taking his "siesta," as the afternoon nap is called?Our Little Porto Rican Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
We had acquired the siesta habit, so lay down until four o'clock.Poor Folk in Spain|Jan Gordon
One of these figures was Benjy, and he was taking his siesta.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
Word Origin for siesta
"mid-day nap," 1650s, from Spanish siesta, from Latin sexta (hora) "sixth (hour)," the noon of the Roman day (coming six hours after sunrise), from sexta, fem. of sextus "sixth" (see Sextus).