santo

noun san·to \ ˈsän-(ˌ)tō \

Definition of santo

plural santos
: a painted or carved wooden image of a saint common especially in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.

Origin and Etymology of santo

Spanish, literally, saint, from Late Latin sanctus — more at saint


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