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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.
Origin of santo
1630-40, for an earlier sense; < American Spanish, Spanish: literally, saint < Latin sānctus Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Those poor people are now in prison, said Doctor Santos sorrowfully.

  • For his medium grade he blends Santos and Maracaibo, half-and-half.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • The party shook hands with Santos, then climbed into the plane.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • Quotations from Santos advanced two cents per pound in as many days.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • The truth was that Santos couldn't hope to get them all with his rockets.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for Santos


/Portuguese ˈsəntuʃ/
a port in S Brazil, in São Paulo state: the world's leading coffee port. Pop: 1 634 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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