American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A ridge with a gentle slope on one side and a cliff on the other.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An unsymmetrical ridge having a strong slope or escarpment on one side and a gentle slope on the other.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Southwestern U. S. A sloping plain, esp. one with the upper end at the crest of a cliff; a hill or ridge with one face steep and the opposite face gently sloping.
- From Spanish cuesta. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, from Latin costa, side; see kost- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A cuesta is like a mesa except that it tapers off to one side.”
“The next day we walked up a really steep hill (it put my 'cuesta' to shame) to get to”
“¿Cuanto me cuesta si podemos arreglar este asunto aquí?”
“By the late 18th century, Ecoregion 35h was a mosaic of woodland and savanna; prairies were limited to droughty, thin soils on cuesta scarps.”
“The landscape has cuesta topography consisting of sandstone ridges with a gentle dip slope on one side and a steeper scarp on the other.”
“Todos confían ciegamente en Ricardo y les cuesta, luego, convencerse de lo contrario.”
“The Osage Cuestas region is a gently undulating cuesta plain composed of several alternating layers of sandstone, limestone, and shale.”
“The most threatened community type is the Schizachyrium-Andropogon-Sorghastrum association typical of the mollisol prairie of the white rock cuesta.”
“Only a few prairie remnants still occur and are mostly limited to the thin, droughty soils of cuesta scarps.”
“These hills are associated primarily with the resistant claystone and sandstone of the Eocene-age Tallahatta Formation, and are part of the rugged, north-facing escarpment or cuesta that extends into the middle of Alabama.”
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