wind rose

noun
\ ˈwind-ˌrōz How to pronounce wind rose (audio) \

Definition of wind rose

: a diagram showing for a given place the relative frequency or frequency and strength of winds from different directions

First Known Use of wind rose

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wind rose

German Windrose compass card

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“Wind rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wind%20rose. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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