noun de·re·cho \də-ˈrā-(ˌ)chō\
plural de·re·chos

Definition of DERECHO

:  a large fast-moving complex of thunderstorms with powerful straight-line winds that cause widespread destruction

Origin of DERECHO

Spanish, straight (contrasted with tornado, taken to mean turned), from Latin directus — more at 1direct
First Known Use: 1889


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