vendaval

noun

ven·​da·​val
ˌvendəˈval,
-väl
plural -s
1
: a gusty southwest wind occurring chiefly in winter about the strait of Gibraltar
2
: an autumnal thundersquall on the coast of Mexico

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, from French vent d' aval westerly wind, literally, downstream wind, from vent wind (from Latin ventus) + d' of (contraction of de, from Latin) + aval downstream, downward

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“Vendaval.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vendaval. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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