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112 "Santa Ana" (Word origins - alt.usage.english)




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This article is from the alt.usage.english FAQ, by Mark Israel misrael@scripps.edu with numerous contributions by others.

112 "Santa Ana" (Word origins - alt.usage.english)


This California term for "a strong, hot, dust-bearing wind
blowing towards the southern Pacific coast from the desert" comes
from (according to MWCD10) the Santa Ana mountain range or
(according to AHD3) the Santa Ana Canyon, not from the California
city of Santa Ana.

 

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