cerro

cerro

[ser-oh]
noun, plural cerros. Southwestern U.S.
a hill or peak.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; < American Spanish; Spanish: hill, backbone, neck of an animal < Latin cirrus curl, tuft (with shift: curly hair > hair on an animal's neck > neck or spine > hill)

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