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santo

[ san-toh, sahn-; Spanish sahn-taw ]
/ ˈsæn toʊ, ˈsɑn-; Spanish ˈsɑn tɔ /
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noun, plural san·tos [san-tohz, sahn-; Spanish sahn-taws]. /ˈsæn toʊz, ˈsɑn-; Spanish ˈsɑn tɔs/.
a carved figure of a saint, usually of wood, as from Puerto Rico, Mexico, or the southwestern United States.
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Origin of santo

First recorded in 1630–40, for an earlier sense; from Spanish: literally, saint; from Latin sānctus
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