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Santos

[san-tuh s; Portuguese sahn-too s] /ˈsæn təs; Portuguese ˈsɑ̃ tʊs/
noun
1.
a seaport in S Brazil: world's largest coffee-exporting port.

santo

[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)
1.
a carved figure of a saint, usually of wood, as from Puerto Rico, Mexico, or the southwestern U.S.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40, for an earlier sense; < American Spanish, Spanish: literally, saint < Latin sānctus
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Santos

/Portuguese ˈsəntuʃ/
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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Encyclopedia Article for Santos

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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