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Santa Catarina

[san-tuh kat-uh-ree-nuh; Portuguese sahn-tuh kah-tuh-ree-nuh] /ˈsæn tə ˌkæt əˈri nə; Portuguese ˈsɑ̃ tə ˌkɑ təˈri nə/
noun
1.
a state in S Brazil. 36,856 sq. mi. (95,455 sq. km).
Capital: Florianópolis.
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  • The Gavia is but a gloomy portal to the beauties of Santa Catarina.

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  • Nothing of the sort exists now, I believe, in the island of Santa Catarina.

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  • One entire church, that of Santa Catarina, is covered by his works.

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  • He had mentioned the Santa Catarina mountains, but he had not told what part of the large range the chart depicted.

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    Burt L. Standish
  • The mainland is but a few miles away; once Santa Catarina was attached to it.

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  • In the course of his walk, Luis reached a hill, on which had stood the church of Santa Catarina, now a heap of ruins.

    The Prime Minister W.H.G. Kingston
  • But in fact the species loves to fix itself on limestone when at home in Santa Catarina, as does L. elegans.

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  • Mr. Cipriano Fisher, of Santa Catarina, told me of his experience with a coyote which had rabies in the stomach.

  • Monterrey is built on a plain, chiefly on the north side of the Santa Catarina River.

British Dictionary definitions for Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina

/Portuguese ˈsantə kətəˈrinə/
noun
1.
a state of S Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists chiefly of the Great Escarpment. Capital: Florianópolis. Pop: 5 527 707 (2002). Area: 95 985 sq km (37 060 sq miles)
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