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

  • Serra, Junípero Originally Miguel José Serra. Known as "the Apostle of California.” 1713-1784. Spanish missionary who founded nine Franciscan missions in California (1769-1782).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoöl., anatomy, and botany, a saw or saw-like part or organ; a serrated structure or formation; a set or series of serrations; a serration, pectination, or dentation: as, the saw of a saw-fish (see cut under Pristis), the saw of a saw-fly (see cuts under rose-slug and Securifera), a serrate suture of the skull (see cuts under cranium and parietal).
  • n. A fish, Alepisaurus serra, of the family Alepisauridæ, known from the coast of California. The type specimen, which was four feet long and weighed seven pounds, was discovered at Monterey in 1859.

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  • n. Spanish missionary who founded Franciscan missions in California (1713-1784)

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