Santa Maria

[ san-tuhmuh-ree-uh; for 1, 2 also Spanish sahn-tah mah-ree-ah; for 3 also Portuguese sahn-tuhmah-ree-ah ]

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 (3,750 meters).

  1. a city in S Brazil.

  2. a city in W California.

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British Dictionary definitions for Santa Maria (1 of 2)

Santa Maria1

/ (ˈsæntə məˈriːə) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for Santa Maria (2 of 2)

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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