borasca

noun

bo·​ras·​ca
bəˈraskə
variants or less commonly borrasca or borasco
-(ˌ)skō
or borasque
-rask
plural -s
1
: a squall often attended with a thunderstorm occurring especially in the Mediterranean
2
[Mexican Spanish borrasca unproductiveness (of a mine), from Spanish, squall]
a
: a mine section or an entire mine that is largely oreless : an unproductive mine
b
: unproductiveness especially of a mine
also : penury, want

Word History

Etymology

Spanish borrasca, from Late Latin borras north wind, from Greek borras, boreas

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“Borasca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/borasca. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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