mistral

noun
mis·​tral | \ ˈmi-strəl How to pronounce mistral (audio) , mi-ˈsträl How to pronounce mistral (audio) \

Definition of mistral

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a strong cold dry northerly wind of southern France

Mistral

biographical name (1)
Mis·​tral | \ mi-ˈsträl How to pronounce Mistral (audio) , -ˈstral\

Definition of Mistral (Entry 2 of 3)

Frédéric 1830–1914 Provençal poet

Mistral

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Definition of Mistral (Entry 3 of 3)

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

First Known Use of mistral

Noun

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mistral

Noun

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

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