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Santa Maria

[san-tuh muh-ree-uh; for 1, 2 also Spanish sahn-tah mah-ree-ah; for 3 also Portuguese sahn-tuh mah-ree-ah] /ˈsæn tə məˈri ə; for 1, 2 also Spanish ˈsɑn tɑ mɑˈri ɑ; for 3 also Portuguese ˈsɑ̃ tə mɑˈri ɑ/
noun
1.
(italics) the flagship used by Columbus when he made his first voyage of discovery to America in 1492.
2.
an active volcano in W Guatemala. 12,300 feet (3750 meters).
3.
a city in S Brazil.
4.
a city in W California.
5.
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  • This is the original formula for the alkermes de Santa Maria Novella, which is much valued.

  • The Santa Maria, like most 'Spaniards,' had a lateen-rigged mizzen.

    All Afloat William Wood
  • After ten hours' march, we arrived at the convent of Santa Maria, where we set to work to re-form our command.

    Rule of the Monk Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Santa Maria of the Toledo, the white-haired protectress of the strangers!

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • The adaptation of roundels to the circular shape is shown in the portion of a round window from Santa Maria Novella.

  • Santa Maria do Desterro was begun later than either of the last two, in 1591.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
  • Nothing could be more miserable than the exterior of Santa Maria la Blanca; nothing more squalid than its surroundings.

British Dictionary definitions for Santa Maria

Santa Maria1

/ˈsæntə məˈriːə/
noun
1.
the Santa Maria, the flagship of Columbus on his first voyage to America (1492)

Santa Maria2

noun
1.
(Portuguese) (ˈsəntə maˈria). a city in S Brazil, in Rio Grande do Sul state. Pop: 252 000 (2005 est)
2.
(Spanish) (ˈsanta maˈria). an active volcano in SW Guatemala. Height: 3768 m (12 362 ft)
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