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st. andrew
  • n  (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
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st. andrew's cross
  • n  a cross resembling the letter x, with diagonal bars of equal length
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st. anselm
  • n  an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
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st. athanasius
  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
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st. augustine
  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
  • n  a resort city in northeastern Florida; the oldest city in the United States
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st. augustine grass
  • n  low mat-forming grass of southern United States and tropical America; grown as a lawn grass
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st. baeda
  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
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st. barbara's herb
  • n  any plant of the genus Barbarea: yellow-flowered Eurasian cresses; widely cultivated for winter salad
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st. basil
  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
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st. basil the great
  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
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st. beda
  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
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st. bede
  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
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st. benedict
  • n  Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
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st. boniface
  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
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st. bridget
  • n  Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
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st. brigid
  • n  Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
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st. bruno
  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
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st. christopher
  • n  Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
  • n  the largest of the islands comprising Saint Christopher-Nevis
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