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San•ta Cruz  (santə kro̅o̅z; for 3 also Sp. säntä kro̅o̅s), 
  • Place Namesa city on the coast of California. 41,483.
  • Place Namesan island in NW Santa Barbara Islands.
  • Place Namesa city in central Bolivia. 149,230.
  • Place NamesSee St. Croix (def. 1).

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    Santa Cruz /ˈsæntə ˈkruːz; Spanish: ˈsanta ˈkruθ/ n
    1. a province of S Argentina, on the Atlantic: consists of a large part of Patagonia, with the forested foothills of the Andes in the west Capital: Río Gallegos. Pop: 206 897 (2000 est). Area: 243 940 sq km (94 186 sq miles)
    2. a city in E Bolivia: the second largest town in Bolivia. Pop: 1 352 000 (2005 est)
    3. another name for Saint Croix
    Santa Cruz /Spanish: ˈsanta ˈkruθ/ n
    1. Alvaro de Bazán. 1526–88, Spanish naval commander, who proposed, assembled, and prepared the Spanish Armada but died shortly before it sailed for England

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