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[loh-muh] /ˈloʊ mə/
noun, Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
a hill or ridge having a broad top.
Origin of loma
1840-50, Americanism; < Spanish, akin to lomo back, ridge, loin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • From the top of the loma de Candela, a beautiful view of the valley below spreads out towards the south.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • The loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 demonstrated a wide range of effects.

    Earthquakes Kaye M. Shedlock
  • At loma Prieta the earthquake caused a mine house to slip down the side of a mountain, ten men being buried in the ruins.

  • A few days later, in an amethyst sea, off the green slopes of loma point, the Renown cast anchor.

  • The royal army is ready for action, and the patriots occupy the heights of loma Blanca, overlooking the plains of the Maip.

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