Santana wind

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Disputed. Possibly from Santa Ana wind


Santana wind (plural Santana winds)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of Santa Ana wind.
    • 1953, Vicki Baum, The Mustard Seed, page 367:
      "Do you know what we call a Sant' Ana wind, Giano? Like the one last week — when Toni — when he went to Las Vegas. It blows from the desert
    • 2005, John Rechy, Beneath the Skin: The Collected Essays, page 258:
      When Ma is about to "get it" in the back in White Heat, the dark Sant'Ana wind, rustling leaves ominously, adds heat to the treachery.