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 (sĕr′ə, sĕ′rä), Saint Junípero Originally Miguel José Serra. Known as "the Apostle of California." 1713-1784.
Spanish missionary who founded nine Franciscan missions in California (1769-1782).


n, pl -rae (-riː)
(Zoology) zoology a sawlike part or organ
[C19: from Latin: saw]


(ˈsɛr ə)

Ju•ní•pe•ro (huˈni pəˌroʊ) (Miguel José Serra), 1713–84, Spanish missionary in California and Mexico.


 a series of mountains; a saw-like ridge, 1830.
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Drawing is always understood to be secondary, yet Serra himself has long said that his sculpture deploys--even that it is-drawing, by which he means that it represents the functional application of drawing as an operation.