Santos

[san-tuh s; Portuguese sahn-too s]

santo

[san-toh, sahn-; Spanish sahn-taw]
noun, plural san·tos [san-tohz, sahn-; Spanish sahn-taws] /ˈsæn toʊz, ˈsɑn-; Spanish ˈsɑn tɔs/.
  1. 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

Contemporary Examples of santos

Historical Examples of santos

  • Rio Janeiro and Santos are the two chief centres of the coffee industry.

  • Quotations from Santos advanced two cents per pound in as many days.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • Bahia coffee is not so carefully cultivated and harvested as the Santos coffee.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • A grocer equipped with these coffees has the Santos for his low-priced seller.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • For his medium grade he blends Santos and Maracaibo, half-and-half.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers


British Dictionary definitions for santos

Santos

noun
  1. a port in S Brazil, in São Paulo state: the world's leading coffee port. Pop: 1 634 000 (2005 est)
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