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santon

noun san·ton \ˈsantə, -tən\

Definition of santon

plural

-s

  1. :  a saint in Muslim countries :  a dervish regarded by the people as a saint

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Origin and Etymology of santon

French, from Spanish santón, augmentative of santo saint


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santon

noun san·ton \säⁿtōⁿ\

Definition of santon

plural

-s

  1. :  a small clay image from southern France that is used in a Christmas crèche

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Origin and Etymology of santon

French, from Provençal santoun, literally, little saint, from sant saint, from Late Latin sanctus saint, from Latin, holy — more at saint


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