what does the word "encinitas" mean?

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"We live in the town of Encinitas". Please tell me the most accurrate translation of the word 'encinitas'.

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updated May 9, 2011
posted by alpacagal
An encina = the holm oak tree. So, since it's in the plural and diminutive, with the -itas ending, the translation is "little holm oaks." There must be a lot of encinas in Encinitas.

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Search for the word "encina", and you might find your answer. Any time a word ends in -ita or -ito, that's a diminutive form of a word (ie: "little version").

updated Nov 15, 2010
posted by skygoneblue
Usually, e.g. cita. pito, et al.
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