purga

noun

pur·​ga
ˈpu̇(ə)rgə
plural -s
: an intense arctic snowstorm occurring usually in flat open country and characterized by severe cold and wind-driven snow

Word History

Etymology

Russian, from Karelian purgu snowstorm; akin to Finnish purku snowstorm

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“Purga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purga. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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