Santa Ana

noun
San·​ta Ana | \ ˌsan-tə-ˈa-nə How to pronounce Santa Ana (audio) \

Definition of Santa Ana

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a strong hot dry foehn wind from the north, northeast, or east in southern California

Santa Ana

geographical name
San·​ta Ana | \ ˌsan-tə-ˈa-nə How to pronounce Santa Ana (audio) , ˌsän-tä-ˈä-nä \

Definition of Santa Ana (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city in southwestern California east-southeast of Long Beach population 324,528
2 city in northwestern El Salvador population 224,500

First Known Use of Santa Ana

Noun

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Santa Ana

Noun

Santa Ana Mountains in southern California

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The first known use of Santa Ana was in 1880

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“Santa Ana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Santa%20Ana. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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