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khamsin

noun kham·sin \kam-ˈsēn\

Definition of KHAMSIN

:  a hot southerly Egyptian wind

Origin of KHAMSIN

Arabic rīḥ al-khamsīn the wind of the fifty (days between Easter and Pentecost)
First Known Use: 1685

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