scirocco

noun

sci·​roc·​co

less common spelling of sirocco

1
a
: 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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“Scirocco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scirocco. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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