Santa Ana


San·​ta Ana ˌsan-tə-ˈa-nə How to pronounce Santa Ana (audio)
: a strong hot dry foehn wind from the north, northeast, or east in southern California

Word History


Santa Ana Mountains in southern California

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Santa Ana was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Santa Ana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Santa Ana

geographical name

San·​ta Ana ˌsan-tə-ˈa-nə How to pronounce Santa Ana (audio)
city in southwestern California east-southeast of Long Beach population 324,528
city in northwestern El Salvador population 224,500

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