American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southern California east-northeast of Long Beach. It is a residential community with light industries. Population: 49,900.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A word found only in the phrase-name placentia falcon, apparently noting the large dark area on the belly of that hawk, likened to a placenta. See falcon. T. Pennant.
“PLACENTIA - The booming start-up Placentia microbrewery, The Bruery, is introducing its annual spring brew, a sour Flemish red ale aged in red wine barrels and a bright-red Valentine's Day beer that's only available in select Southern California bars.”
“I have very fond memories of the public library where I grew up - in Placentia, California.”
“At the time, she was a water-bound athlete, swimming and playing on the boys water polo team at Valencia High School in Placentia, Calif.”
“See Letterbook: Pierce Sweetman in Placentia to [Francis Eamond?], 9 October 1802; and "PS" to "My Dr. Saunders," 21 October 1802. back”
“Similarly, in Placentia – St. Mary's, ten out of thirteen of those appointed in August 1836, and nine out of thirteen appointed in December 1836, came from this group.”
“At El Dorado High School in Placentia, she played Marian in The Music Man, Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Agnes Gooch in Mame.”
“d The price listed for cordage in Placentia was per pound, not hundredweight — 1s. 4d.”
“Also known as the Placentia Grass Eaters, the colony believed that spirits gathered in corners, so they built a mansion without any square rooms.”
“A train accident in Orange County, in Placentia, that is near Anaheim, which is not far from Disneyland.”
“KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN ANCHOR: Close to Anaheim, California -- it's actually taking place in Placentia, which is in southern California, not far from Anaheim -- a commuter train colliding head-on with a freight train at rush hour this morning, injuring at least 265 people now that we're told, including 25 people who were taken to the hospital.”
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