sierra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish sierra, from Latin serra, "saw," referring to the saw-tooth profile of the crestline of the range seen from a distance.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /siˈɛɹə/
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  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹə

Noun[edit]

sierra (countable and uncountable, plural sierras)

  1. A rugged range of mountains.
  2. (international standards) Alternative letter-case form of Sierra from the NATO/ICAO Phonetic Alphabet.
  3. A scombroid fish.
  4. (uncountable) A relatively low-quality grade of Spanish saffron.
    • 2005, Karen Anand, International Cooking With Karen Anand (page 77)
      Mancha selecto is the world's best saffron: deep-red stamens, as long as the first joint of your thumb, packed and date-stamped. Lesser types, like sierra saffron, have shorter stamens and a quantity of white and yellow flower parts.

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin serra.

Noun[edit]

sierra f (plural sierras)

  1. mountain-range

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Asturian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin serra.

Noun[edit]

sierra f (plural sierres)

  1. saw (tool)

Related terms[edit]

serrar


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

sierra f (plural sierras)

  1. (geography) sierra

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish sierra.

Noun[edit]

sierra f (invariable)

  1. sierra

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Spanish[edit]

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Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin serra.

Noun[edit]

sierra f (plural sierras)

  1. saw (tool)
  2. mountain range
    Sierra Madre Occidental
  3. sawfish
  4. (Chile) snoek (Thyrsites atun)
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  • English: sierra

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

sierra

  1. inflection of serrar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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