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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western California southeast of San Francisco. Founded in 1777, it was the state capital from December 1849 to January 1852. Population: 930,000.

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  • proper n. A city and mission in California, USA.
  • proper n. The capital of Costa Rica.
  • proper n. Places named after Saint Joseph

Etymologies

From Spanish, the Anglicized form of San Jos├ę. (Wiktionary)

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