bo·​ra | \ ˈbȯr-ə How to pronounce bora (audio) \

Definition of bora

: a violent cold northerly wind of the Adriatic

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Recent Examples on the Web Boras, though, generally does not push it in arbitration— Ken Rosenthal,, "Bryce Harper’s strange signing for 2018 won’t mean much in the long run," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of bora

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bora

Italian, from Italian dialect (Trieste), from Latin boreas

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“Bora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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