papagayo

noun

pa·​pa·​ga·​yo
ˌpäpəˈgī(ˌ)ō
plural -s
often capitalized
: a violent often tornadic northerly wind occurring along the Pacific coast of Central America and especially on the Gulf of Papagayo

Word History

Etymology

from Gulf of Papagayo, northwestern Costa Rica

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“Papagayo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papagayo. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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