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

  • A city of southern California east-northeast of Long Beach. It is a residential community with light industries. Population: 49,900.

from The 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.


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  • 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.

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  • I have very fond memories of the public library where I grew up - in Placentia, California.

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  • 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.

    Ertel in running for another Olympic berth

  • See Letterbook: Pierce Sweetman in Placentia to [Francis Eamond?], 9 October 1802; and "PS" to "My Dr. Saunders," 21 October 1802. back

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • d The price listed for cordage in Placentia was per pound, not hundredweight — 1s. 4d.

    The Slender Thread: Irish Women on the Aouthern Avalon, 1750-1860

  • Also known as the Placentia Grass Eaters, the colony believed that spirits gathered in corners, so they built a mansion without any square rooms.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • A train accident in Orange County, in Placentia, that is near Anaheim, which is not far from Disneyland.

    CNN Transcript Apr 23, 2002

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Apr 23, 2002


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