Definition of vendaval
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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