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sirocco

sirocco (sərŏkˈō) [key] [Ital., from Arab. sharq = east], hot, dust-laden, dry, southerly wind originating in the N African desert (most commonly in the spring) and reaching Italy and nearby Mediterranean areas. The term more generally denotes any oppressive, warm, southerly or southeasterly wind in this region.

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