tourbillion


tour·bil·lion

noun \tr-ˈbil-yən\

Definition of TOURBILLION

1
:  whirlwind 1
2
:  a vortex especially of a whirlwind or whirlpool

Variants of TOURBILLION

tour·bil·lion or tour·bil·lon \tür-bē-yōⁿ\

Origin of TOURBILLION

Anglo-French turbeillun, ultimately from Latin turbin-, turbo — more at turbine
First Known Use: 15th century

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