scirocco

noun
sci·​roc·​co

less common spelling of

1a : a hot dust-laden wind from the Libyan deserts that blows on the northern Mediterranean coast chiefly in Italy, Malta, and Sicily

b : a warm moist oppressive southeast wind in the same regions

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

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