foehn

noun
\ ˈfərn How to pronounce foehn (audio) , ˈfən, ˈfœn How to pronounce foehn (audio) , ˈfān How to pronounce foehn (audio) \
variants: or föhn

Definition of foehn

: a warm dry wind blowing down the side of a mountain

First Known Use of foehn

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foehn

German Föhn

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“Foehn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foehn. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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