typhoon


ty·phoon

noun \tī-ˈfün\

: an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm that occurs especially in the region of the Philippines or the China Sea

Full Definition of TYPHOON

1
:  a hurricane occurring especially in the region of the Philippines or the China sea
2
:  whirlwind 2a <a typhoon of activity>

Origin of TYPHOON

alteration (influenced by Chinese — Guangdong — daaih-fùng, from daaih big + fùng wind) of earlier touffon, from Arabic ṭūfān hurricane, from Greek typhōn violent storm
First Known Use: 1771

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

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