noun si·roc·co \shə-ˈrä-(ˌ)kō, sə-\
plural si·roc·cos

Definition of SIROCCO

a :  a hot dust-laden wind from the Libyan deserts that blows on the northern Mediterranean coast chiefly in Italy, Malta, and Sicily
b :  a warm moist oppressive southeast wind in the same regions
:  a hot or warm wind of cyclonic origin from an arid or heated region

Variants of SIROCCO

si·roc·co also sci·roc·co \shə-ˈrä-(ˌ)kō, sə-\

Origin of SIROCCO

Italian scirocco, sirocco, alteration of Old Italian scilocco, from Arabic dialect (Maghreb) šlōq southeast wind, alteration of Arabic shalūq, shulūq
First Known Use: 1617


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