Definition of Serra

1. Noun. Spanish missionary who founded Franciscan missions in California (1713-1784).

Exact synonyms: Junipero Serra, Miguel Jose Serra
Generic synonyms: Missionary, Missioner



Definition of Serra

1. a saw-like organ [n SERRAS or SERRAE]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serra

Seriphidium tridentatum
Seriphus
Seriphus politus
Seris
Serkin
Serkland
Sermon on the Mount
Serowe
Serpasil
Serpens
Serpens Caput
Serpens Cauda
Serpentarius
Serpentes
Serpentine
Serra (current term)
Serranidae
Serranus
Serranus subligarius
Serrasalmus
Serrate
Serratia marcescens
Serratia marcescens nuclease
Serratula
Serratula tinctoria
Serres
Serres' angle
Serres' glands
Sertoli
Sertoli's cell

Literary usage of Serra

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1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"Serra tran- the limits of any class or creed. He 1ère zealot. In culture and intellect s in religious power he was eminent, of pioneers, he was the type of ..."

2. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University, Herbert Baxter Adams (1891)
"three priests should go by land and three by sea ; Junípero Serra, the father president, accompanying one of the land expeditions. ..."

3. A History of California: The Spanish Period by Charles Edward Chapman (1921)
"Though Serra was but one among a number who deserved well of posterity, it was largely due to his fame that not only his own achievements but those of his ..."

4. A History of California: The Spanish Period by Charles Edward Chapman (1921)
"Though Serra was but one $mong a number who deserved well of posterity, it was largely due to his fame that not only his own achievements but those of his ..."

5. Spanish Institutions of the Southwest by Frank Wilson Blackmar (1891)
"three priests should go by land and three by sea; Juni]1ero Serra, the father president, accompanying one of the land expeditions. ..."

6. Thayer Expedition by Charles Frederick Hartt (1870)
"Serra de Pereira. — Villa do led and Vicinity. — Coun try between Icii and Crato. — Gold Washings. — Crato. — Serra de Araripe — Villa da Barra do Jardim. ..."

7. The Missions and Missionaries of California by Zephyrin Engelhardt (1912)
"Joy of Fr. Serra.—Work Resumed.—San Juan Capistrano Founded. ... Fr. Serra then resolved to restore the building himself if he could ..."

8. The Missions and Missionaries of California by Zephyrin Engelhardt (1908)
"Articles Taken from the Missions by Fr. Serra and Captain Rivera. ... Galvez communicated the news to Fr. Serra, who at once directed Fr. Juan Crespi of ..."

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