Definitions

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

  • A city of western California north-northwest of San Francisco. Luther Burbank lived here, and his experimental gardens are preserved as a memorial. Population: 154,000.

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  • proper n. A place name of many cities

Etymologies

From Spanish, meaning Saint Rose (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When the case became evidently desperate, the family sent for a monk, named Fra Giacomo, who had promised Cavour during the cholera epidemic of 1854 that the refusal of the sacraments to Santa Rosa should not be repeated in his own extremity.

    Cavour

  • -- A judge cleared Deputy John Welch, a six-year veteran of the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office, in the shooting death of Hubert Sheed.

    PNJ - News

  • His last crossing had been from the mountains of the Russian River, across wide-farmed Santa Rosa Valley, to Sonoma Mountain.

    CHAPTER XXXVI

  • Before he caught the "Klondike fever" Tarwater had served many years as a mail carrier in the Santa Rosa area and, as the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported in its news of his death, "Few men were better known, and at every fireside in Sonoma county he was a welcome guest."

    “It was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

  • Of these, the two missions of Santa Rosa del Itenes and San

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • “Dwarfism and Variability in the Santa Rosa Island Mammoth Mammuthus exilis: An Interspecific Comparison of Limb-bone Sizes and Shapes in Elephants.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • On August 21, 1913, on the eve of occupying the place, and with but three hundred dollars cash in the bank, London negotiated with a Santa Rosa bank for a five-thousand-dollar final mortgage on the Beauty Ranch to complete Wolf House.

    Wolf House Burning: Page III

  • Father Padro de Santa Rosa Maria Beltran, a native of Yucatan and instructor in the Maya language in the Franciscan convent of Mérida

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

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