[san-tuh s; Portuguese sahn-too s]
- a seaport in S Brazil: world's largest coffee-exporting port.
[san-toh, sahn-; Spanish sahn-taw]
- a carved figure of a saint, usually of wood, as from Puerto Rico, Mexico, or the southwestern U.S.
Origin of santo
1630–40, for an earlier sense; < American Spanish, Spanish: literally, saint < Latin sānctus
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Examples from the Web for santos
Still, Santos would have you believe that peace with the FARC is possible.
In the past, Santos has been stubbornly opposed to a bilateral ceasefire, but his position on the issue may be shifting.
“I can help my children with their homework and sometimes we text in English at my job,” Santos says.
Santos says she has learned a lot from the program, and has grown.
And yet, as Santos pointed out, this was 1,800 miles from the Brazilian shore, where the water is 5,900 feet deep.Atlantis Discovered?
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Rio Janeiro and Santos are the two chief centres of the coffee industry.Up To Date Business
Quotations from Santos advanced two cents per pound in as many days.
Bahia coffee is not so carefully cultivated and harvested as the Santos coffee.
A grocer equipped with these coffees has the Santos for his low-priced seller.
For his medium grade he blends Santos and Maracaibo, half-and-half.
- a port in S Brazil, in São Paulo state: the world's leading coffee port. Pop: 1 634 000 (2005 est)