vendaval

noun ven·da·val \ˌvendəˈval, -väl\

Definition of vendaval

plural

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  1. 1 :  a gusty southwest wind occurring chiefly in winter about the strait of Gibraltar

  2. 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 — more at wind, de-, avale


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