noun sci·roc·co \shə-ˈrä-(ˌ)kō, sə-\

less common spelling of

  1. 1a :  a hot dust-laden wind from the Libyan deserts that blows on the northern Mediterranean coast chiefly in Italy, Malta, and Sicilyb :  a warm moist oppressive southeast wind in the same regions

  2. 2 :  a hot or warm wind of cyclonic origin from an arid or heated region

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