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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]
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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. calaba.
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Historical Examples

  • The greater part of the cargo of the Santa-Maria was to be left behind with them, for their year's provision.

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers

    Jules Verne

  • The Gallega was destined to carry the admiral, who changed her name to the Santa-Maria.


British Dictionary definitions for santa maria

Santa Maria1

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