mistral

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noun mis·tral \ˈmis-trəl, mi-ˈsträl\

Definition of mistral

  1. :  a strong cold dry northerly wind of southern France

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Origin and Etymology of mistral

French, from Occitan, from mistral masterful, from Late Latin magistralis of a teacher — more at magistral


First Known Use: 1604


Mistral

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biographical name Mis·tral \mi-ˈsträl, -ˈstral\

Definition of Mistral

  1. Frédéric 1830–1914 Provençal poet


Mistral

biographical name mis·tral

Definition of Mistral

  1. Gabriela 1889–1957 originally Lucila Godoy Alcayaga Chilean poet and educator


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