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[san-tuh s; Portuguese sahn-too s] /ˈsæn təs; Portuguese ˈsɑ̃ tʊs/
a seaport in S Brazil: world's largest coffee-exporting port.


[san-toh, sahn-; Spanish sahn-taw] /ˈsæn toʊ, ˈsɑn-; Spanish ˈsɑn tɔ/
noun, plural santos
[san-tohz, sahn-; Spanish sahn-taws] /ˈsæn toʊz, ˈsɑn-; Spanish ˈsɑn tɔs/ (Show IPA)
a carved figure of a saint, usually of wood, as from Puerto Rico, Mexico, or the southwestern U.S.
1630-40, for an earlier sense; < American Spanish, Spanish: literally, saint < Latin sānctus Unabridged
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/Portuguese ˈsəntuʃ/
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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port city, southeastern Sao Paulo estado (state), southeastern Brazil. It occupies an alluvial plain on the inner side of Sao Vicente Island, cut off from the mainland by a tidal channel. The city lies only a few feet above sea level, and its swampy island is drained by deep concrete conduits. The channel is free from obstructions, and in front of the city it widens into a bay deep enough for the largest oceangoing vessels. The docks are 4 miles (6 km) long and can accommodate about 50 ships at a time.

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