Etesian wind

[ɪ'ti:ʒɪən, ɪ'ti:z-, ɪ'ti:ʒ(ə)n]
noun another term for meltemi.
Origin
C17: Etesian from L. etesius 'annual' + -an.

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  • etesian — 1. adjective /ɪˈtiːzɪən,ɪˈtiːʒən/ Pertaining to a dry north wind which blows in the eastern Mediterranean. Is it from those etesian winds, or melting of snow in the mountains under the Equator [...], or from those great dropping perpetual showers …   Wiktionary

  • etesian — adj. seasonal; periodic (especially pertaining to wind) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • etesian —   a. occurring annually or periodically, especially such Mediterranean north wind in summer …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • Marin (wind) — The Marin is a warm, moist wind in the Gulf of Lion of France, blowing from the southeast or south southeast onto the coast of Languedoc and Roussillon. It brings rain to this region which it has picked up crossing the Mediterranean, and also can …   Wikipedia

  • Bora (wind) — the North Wind. Feature The changeable Bora can often be felt all over Dalmatia and the rest of the Adriatic east coast. It blows in gusts. The Bora is most common during the winter. It blows hardest, as the meteorologist Baron Ferdinand von… …   Wikipedia

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