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[ser-oh] /ˈsɛr oʊ/
noun, plural cerros. Southwestern U.S.
a hill or peak.
Origin of cerro
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) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Just before the battle of cerro Gordo there was a door-to-door canvass at Mexico; but only small sums can have been picked up.

  • The mountain is called Monopostiac, or the cerro encantado (enchanted hill).

    The Tiger Hunter Mayne Reid
  • Let us go to the horse herd beyond the cerro de las Viboras.

    Lone Pine R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
  • I've been all around that cerro, you can bet, but I haven't run across the mine.

    Lone Pine R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
  • I heard these words, as I lay in my tent, on the field of cerro Gordo.

    The Guerilla Chief Mayne Reid
  • cerro's horse and the mounts of his rurales clattered out of the court.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • Everyone wore their best clothes, and the old cerro for the moment looked quite gay.

    Blanco y Colorado William C. Tetley
  • Robles had a series of objections to the cerro Gordo position.

  • The disaster of cerro Gordo cast new and fearful shadows upon the scene.

  • Recently the battle at cerro Gordo showed what you may expect from him.

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