mistral

noun mis·tral \ ˈmis-trəl , mi-ˈsträl \

Definition of mistral

: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


Mistral

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

Definition of Mistral

Frédéric 1830–1914 Provençal poet

Mistral

biographical name

Definition of Mistral

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

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