sirocco

noun si·roc·co \ shə-ˈrä-(ˌ)kō , sə- \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of sirocco

plural siroccos
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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Origin and Etymology of sirocco

Italian scirocco, sirocco, alteration of Old Italian scilocco, from Arabic dialect (Maghreb) šlōq southeast wind, alteration of Arabic shalūq, shulūq


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