plural -s
: a southerly hurricane wind that occurs along the west coast of Mexico when a tropical cyclone passes northward offshore

Word History


Mexican Spanish, short for Spanish cordonazo de San Francisco autumnal storm, literally, lash of St. Francis (around whose birthday—October 4—such storms occur); cordonazo from cordón rope worn by friars (from Old Spanish, from Old French cordon) + -azo (suffix denoting a blow)

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“Cordonazo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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