A high tableland; a plateau on a hill.
A relatively small flat-topped hill or mountain.
An isolated flat-topped hill (Spanish, literally, table, from Latin mensa [1759 ])
A flat-topped, steep-sided upland topped by a resistant formation.
Flattop mountain called ``a table'' in Spanish.
(Qu., from the Spanish "table" or "Mass") -- ceremonial table used in rituals and social events in Cuyo Cuyo, laden with coca, alcohol, or foods to serve to supernatural beings or to the guests.
A large, flat-topped hill (with a surface area of several square km) in an arid region.
A mesa is a flat-topped mountain or hill common throughout the Southwest. Spanish explorers called these geographic features mesas, which means table in Spanish, because they resemble tables with smooth, flat tops, and sides that drop away steeply. Back to
'table-topped' plateau, prevalent throughout northern Mexico and the south-western United States.
table-topped plateau bounded by cliffs
A flat-topped, steep-sided high-land capped with a resistant rock formation. A mesa is smaller than a plateau but larger than a butte.
Small flat topped hill. See also Tableland.
An isolated, relatively flat-topped natural elevation, usually more extensive than a butte and less extensive than a plateau.
A flat-topped mountain or plateau bounded on at least one side by a steep cliff. Spanish for Table.
flat tableland with steep edges; "the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water"
a high, flat-topped natural elevation with steep edges
a land format ion with a flat area on top and steep walls - usually occurring in dry areas
a landform created by fluvial erosion (flowing water, usually rivers)
an elevated area of land with a flat top and surrounded on all sides by steep cliffs
a plateau with quite a flat top
a steep sided hill longer than it is high
Landform. A steep sided, flat-topped hill formed by erosion of the surrounding materials. Mesas are often capped by a resistant rock layer (e.g., basalt) that protects softer underlying rocks. Mesas are wider than tall; compare with butte.
(MAY-suh) Spanish Table; hence a tableland.
(MAY-sah) Spanish Table; hence, a tableland.
Mesa is the Spanish word for "table." It refers to a high, isolated, flat-topped landform with steep sides. The area in which the ancient Pueblo people lived had many mesas separated by deep canyons.
A flat table-like upland, which falls away steeply on all sides (escarpments). It is larger in area than a ""butte"" but smaller than a ""plateau"".
A broad, flat-topped hill or mountain with steep sides.
(landform): A flat-topped hillock, formed by a hard sandstone sheet or dolerite sill capping which protects the underlying softer rock from erosion. Mesas and the smaller buttes (which have eroded to a mere pinnacle) are typical of many Karoo landscapes.
A flat topped mountain with at least one steep side.
Sp. "table"] - a large formation having steep sides and a large flat top.
A mesa is a land formation that has a flat area onthe top and steep walls - mesas usually occur in dry areas.
landform with a flat top and steep sides
A mesa is a land formation with a flat area on top and steep walls - usually occurring in dry areas.
a butte; a flat-topped erosional feature, with diabase caps in the Lakehead region.
A broad, nearly flat-topped, and usually isolated upland mass characterized by summit widths that are greater than the heights of bounding escarpments. As summit area decreases relative to height, mesas are transitional to buttes.
an isolated, extensive, flat-topped elevation on the shelf, with relatively steep sides MESU
a high, flat-topped hill
A tableland; a flat-topped mountain or other elevation bounded on at least one side by a steep cliff; a plateau terminating on one or more sides in a steep cliff. Seen in many areas of the southwest.
An isolated, nearly level land mass standing distinctly above the surrounding country, bounded by abrupt steep-sided slopes on all sides and capped by layers of more-resistant rock.
A broad, flattop, erosional hill or mountain, commonly bounded by steep slopes.
Broad, flat-topped hill rounded by cliffs and capped with a resistant rock layer.
A flat topped hill that rises sharply above the surrounding landscape. The top of this hill is usually capped by a rock formation that is more resistant to weathering and erosion.
an isolated, high plateau with a flat top and steep sides, common in dry regions of the western and southwestern United States. [AHDOS
A mesa (Spanish and Portuguese for "table") is an elevated area of land with a flat top and sides that are usually steep cliffs. It takes its name from its characteristic table-top shape.