Santa Barbara

geographical name (1)
Santa Bar·​ba·​ra | \ ˈbär-b(ə-)rə How to pronounce Santa Barbara (audio) \

Definition of Santa Barbara

 (Entry 1 of 4)

city on Santa Barbara Channel in southern California population 88,410

Santa Barbara Channel

geographical name (2)

Definition of Santa Barbara Channel (Entry 2 of 4)

channel of the Pacific in southwestern California between the northern Channel Islands and the mainland

herb Barbara

noun (1)
herb Bar·​ba·​ra | \ -ˈbärb(ə)rə, -ˈbȧb-\
plural herbs Barbara or herb Barbaras

Definition of herb Barbara (Entry 3 of 4)

herb Saint Barbara

noun (2)
herb Saint Bar·​ba·​ra | \ -(ˌ)sāntˈbärb(ə)rə, sə̇nt-, -ˈbȧb-\
plural herbs St. Barbara or herb St. Barbaras

Definition of herb Saint Barbara (Entry 4 of 4)

History and Etymology for Santa Barbara

Noun (1)

translation of Medieval Latin or New Latin herba (Sanctae) Barbarae, from Barbara (St. Barbara) 3d century Christian martyr

Noun (2)

translation of Medieval Latin or New Latin herba (Sanctae) Barbarae

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