Sirocco

Definition of Sirocco

Si`roc´co   Pronunciation: sĭ`rǒk´kô
n.1.An oppressive, relaxing wind from the Libyan deserts, chiefly experienced in Italy, Malta, and Sicily.
2.In general, any hot dry wind of cyclonic origin, blowing from arid or heated regions, including the desert wind of Southern California, the harmattan of the west coasts of Africa, the hot winds of Kansas and Texas, the kamsin of Egypt, the leste of the Madeira Islands, and the leveche of Spain.

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Santa Ana, chinook, chinook wind, devil, dust storm, foehn, harmattan, hot wind, khamsin, peesash, samiel, sandstorm, shaitan, simoom, snow eater, solano, thawer, volcanic wind
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