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(47 Down) mesa (SPANISH NOUN) A high, flat tableland descending sharply to the surrounding plain, common in the SW United States. Synonym: table. Hypernyms: plateau, tableland. The word is commonly used in English vocabulary. In Spanish, the word can also refer to an executive board; a staircase landing; or a plateau. The Spanish phrase levantar la mesa means "to clear the table" or in colloquial speech, quitar la mesa. The Spanish word is derived from Latin: mensa table.
Did You Know? (60 Across) Carotene is an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants. A natural antioxidant, it is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Studies have shown that beta-carotene, an isomer of carotene found in dark green (leafy) and dark yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, may reduce the risks of cancer, cataracts, stroke, and heart attack. The best sources of beta-carotene are carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes.
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