Definition of Santeria
: a religion practiced originally in Cuba in which Yoruba deities are identified with Roman Catholic saints
Variants of santeria
Origin of santeria
American Spanish santería, from santero practitioner of Santeria, from santo Yoruba deity, literally, saint's image, saint, from Spanish
First Known Use: 1950
Rhymes with santeria
barathea, bougainvillea, camarilla, Caesarea, cascarilla, Cytherea, diarrhea, dulcinea, Eritrea, fantasia, Galatea, gonorrhea, hamartia, Hialeah, Idumaea, Ituraea, Kampuchea, latakia, Latakia, logorrhea, mythopoeia, Nicosia, panacea, Parousia, pizzeria, pyorrhea, ratafia, seborrhea, sinfonia, Tanzania, trattoria
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