American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rugged range of mountains having an irregular or jagged profile. See Usage Note at redundancy.
- n. A Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus sierra) of the Pacific coast of tropical America.
- n. See cero.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chain of hills or mountains: used as part of the name of many mountain-chains in Spanish or formerly Spanish countries: as, the Sierra. Nevada (in Spain and in California).
- n. A scombroid fish, Scomberomorus caballa, a kind of Spanish mackerel. The sides of the body of the young are relieved by indistinct dark-yellowish spots, which are lost in the adult, and the spinous dorsal has no anterior black blotch. It is the largest species of its genus, and occasionally reaches a weight of 100 pounds. It inhabits the tropical Atlantic, and rarely visits the southern coast of the United States.
- n. Same as chromosphere.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A ridge of mountain and craggy rocks, with a serrated or irregular outline.
- n. a Spanish mackerel of western North America
- n. a range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)
- From Spanish sierra (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, saw, sierra, from Latin serra, saw. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Afterwards, I flew out of San Andres in a light aircraft and had an opportunity to view the Huichol sierra from the air.”
“I purchased some Federal 140 grain sierra boat tails that the rifle really likes to shoot.”
“And the first hour and a half of that, from Tuxpan to the foot of the sierra, is actually pretty good, including a short stretch of autopista from Tuxpan to Tihuatlan.”
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“Spanish geographers would call them a "sierra" (saw) -- a phrase which they have applied to the Andes of America.”
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