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Meaning of khamsin

kham•sin

Pronunciation: (kam-sēn', kam'sin), [key]
— n.
  1. a hot southerly wind, varying from southeast to southwest, that blows regularly in Egypt and over the Red Sea for about 50 days, commencing about the middle of March.
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