cape doctor

noun

Definition of cape doctor

Africa
: a strong southeast wind

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History and Etymology for cape doctor

from Cape of Good Hope; from the belief that it carries germs out to sea

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“Cape doctor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cape%20doctor. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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