Santa Ana

noun

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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Santa%20Ana. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Santa Ana

geographical name

San·​ta Ana ˌsan-tə-ˈa-nə How to pronounce Santa Ana (audio)
ˌsän-tä-ˈä-nä
1
city in southwestern California east-southeast of Long Beach population 324,528
2
city in northwestern El Salvador population 224,500

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