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Noun: Santa Ana
  1. A city in southern California to the east of Long Beach
     
  2. A city in western El Salvador
     
  3. Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)
    - Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
     
  4. A strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast

Derived forms: Santa Anas

Type of: air current, city, current of air, full general, general, metropolis, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn], wind

Part of: CA, Calif., California, El Salvador, Golden State, Republic of El Salvador, Salvador

Encyclopedia: Santa Ana, Orange County, CA