Meaning of Santa Maria

San•ta Ma•ri•a

Pronunciation: (san'tu mu-rē'u for 1, 2 also Sp. sän'tä mä-rē'ä for 3 also Port. sän'tu mä-remacr'ä), [key]
  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 ft. (3750 m).
  3. a city in S Brazil. 120,667.
  4. a city in W California. 39,685.
  5. calaba.
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