Definition of mesa noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mesa

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmeɪsə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪsə//
 
(pl. mesas)
 
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a hill with a flat top and steep sides that is common in the south-west of the US Word Origin mid 18th cent.: Spanish, literally ‘table’, from Latin mensa.
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