San Francisco

geographical name
San Fran·​cis·​co | \ ˌsan-frən-ˈsi-(ˌ)skō How to pronounce San Francisco (audio) \

Definition of San Francisco

city and port on San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean in western California population 805,235

Other Words from San Francisco

San Franciscan \ ˌsan-​frən-​ˈsi-​skən How to pronounce San Franciscan (audio) \ adjective or noun

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