mesa (n.)

"high table land, in the U.S. Southwest, a broad and flat region between canyons or rivers," 1759, from Spanish mesa "plateau," literally "table," from Latin mensa "table" for sacred offerings or for meals (source of Romanian masa, Old French moise "table"), which de Vaan writes is probably the feminine of the past participle mensus ("measured") of metiri (from PIE root *me- (2) "to measure"),formed by analogy with pensus "weighed."  He compares Umbrian mefa, mefe, name of a certain sacrificial object, perhaps cake, and writes, "In Latin, the meaning then shifted from the offering itself to the object on which the offerings were placed."

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Definitions of mesa
mesa (n.)
flat tableland with steep edges;
the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water
Synonyms: table
Mesa (n.)
a city in Arizona just to the east of Phoenix; originally a suburb of Phoenix;