Recent Examples of cyclone from the Web
One factor: roughly 80% of the world’s supply of vanilla comes from one source, the island of Madagascar, where a cyclone last year devastated crops and cut projected harvests by a third.
So far, nine cyclones have been spotted over the planet's poles, each with wind speeds approaching 220 mph.
Overall, nine cyclones were spotted over Jupiter’s north pole and six over the south pole.
Winter Storm Riley, a powerful nor’easter wreaking havoc on the Northeast, transformed into a massive bomb cyclone Friday.
Fast-rising comedy star Tiffany Haddish was supposed to play the Pabst Theater Jan. 4, but the bomb cyclone on the East Coast disrupted her travel plans.
This new winter storm comes just a week after winter storm Grayson (a.k.a the bomb cyclone) blasted much of the United States.
The winter bomb cyclone that hit Washington this week had nothing to do with the frigid weather and everything to do with the book Fire and Fury by journalist Michael Wolff.
Devastating cyclones came through in 2004, 2008, and 2016, flooding coastal areas, destroying crops and livestock, and spreading disease.
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Origin and Etymology of cyclone
First Known Use: 1848See Words from the same year
CYCLONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cyclone for English Language Learners
: an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm with very high winds that turn around an area of low pressure
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