Santa Ana

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noun San·ta Ana \ˌsan-tə-ˈa-nə\

Definition of Santa Ana

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

Origin and Etymology of santa ana

Santa Ana Mountains in southern California


First Known Use: 1880


Santa Ana

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geographical name San·ta Ana \ˌsan-tə-ˈa-nə, ˌsän-tä-ˈä-nä\

Definition of Santa Ana

  1. 1 city in southwestern California east-southeast of Long Beach population 324,528

  2. 2 city in northwestern El Salvador population 224,500


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