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santo

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noun, san·to \ˈsän-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of santo

plural santos

  1. :  a painted or carved wooden image of a saint common especially in Mexico and the southwestern United States



Origin of santo

Spanish, literally, saint, from Late Latin sanctus — more at saint


First Known Use: 1834


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "santo"


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