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Noun: Santa Ana
  1. A city in western El Salvador
  2. A city in southern California to the east of Long Beach
  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