vendaval

noun ven·da·val \ ˌvendəˈval , -väl \

Definition of vendaval

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

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Origin and Etymology of vendaval

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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