Santa Gertrudis


San·​ta Ger·​tru·​dis ˌsan-tə-(ˌ)gər-ˈtrü-dəs How to pronounce Santa Gertrudis (audio)
: any of a U.S. breed of red beef cattle developed from a Brahman-shorthorn cross and valued for their hardiness in hot climates

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Examples of Santa Gertrudis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The White Isle has unique riding companies dotted around the island—from the mountains to the beaches—such as North Ride Ibiza and Ibiza Stud in Santa Gertrudis. Chloe Sachdev, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Feb. 2024 The romantic lighting, rustic vibes, and its location at the center of Santa Gertrudis are perfect for a great conversation over a good meal. Carine Lavache, ELLE, 21 July 2023 With more than 14,000 followers on Twitter, Barber has used the social media platform to outline some of his views, retweet those who have supported his campaign and tell tales about work on his Unmerited Ranch, with Santa Gertrudis cattle in the background of videos he’s posted. The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 June 2022

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Word History


Santa Gertrudis, section of the King Ranch, Kingsville, Texas

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Santa Gertrudis was in 1942

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“Santa Gertrudis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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Santa Gertrudis

San·​ta Ger·​tru·​dis ˌsant-ə-(ˌ)gər-ˈtrüd-əs How to pronounce Santa Gertrudis (audio)
: any of a breed of red beef cattle that were developed from a cross between Brahmans and shorthorns and that are tolerant of hot climates

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