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Santa Marta

[san-tuh mahr-tuh; Spanish sahn-tah mahr-tah] /ˈsæn tə ˈmɑr tə; Spanish ˈsɑn tɑ ˈmɑr tɑ/
a seaport in NW Colombia.
a cactus, Heliocereus speciosus, of Mexico and Central America, having scarlet flowers 6–7 inches (15–17 cm) long. Unabridged
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  • We seem to have more friends than we are aware of in Santa Marta.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (
  • Morales sits close in Santa Marta and has drawn his outposts in.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (
  • Your good offices will be remembered when we have taken Santa Marta.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (
  • They must have come from Santa Marta, at the least; perhaps from Cartagena.

    Westward Ho! Charles Kingsley
  • Stricken to death, the fallen hero retired to an estate near Santa Marta.

  • After this, he destroyed some other villages, and then proceeded to Santa Marta, which he likewise burnt.

  • These islands were generally uninhabited, but on the 22nd of May he came to one to which he gave the name of Santa Marta.

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • Among the books and papers in the chest was a parchment case on which was written 'Mission of Santa Marta,' and the date '1531.'

    The Aztec Treasure-House Thomas Allibone Janvier
  • The harbour of Santa Marta is very near the snow-covered mountains; in fact it lies at their foot.

    De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2) Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
British Dictionary definitions for Santa Marta

Santa Marta

/Spanish ˈsanta ˈmarta/
a port in NW Colombia, on the Caribbean: the oldest city in Colombia, founded in 1525; terminus of the Atlantic railway from Bogotá (opened 1961). Pop: 454 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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