khamsin

noun
kham·​sin | \ kam-ˈsēn How to pronounce khamsin (audio) \

Definition of khamsin

: a hot southerly Egyptian wind

First Known Use of khamsin

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for khamsin

Arabic rīḥ al-khamsīn the wind of the fifty (days between Easter and Pentecost)

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“Khamsin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/khamsin. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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