Meaning of mistral


Pronunciation: (mis'trul, mi-sträl'), [key]
— n.
  1. a cold, dry, northerly wind common in southern France and neighboring regions.


Pronunciation: (mē-stral' for 1 mēs-träl' for 2), [key]
— n.
  1. 1830–1914, French Provençal poet: Nobel prize 1904.
  2. (Lucila Godoy Alcayaga), 1889–1957, Chilean poet and educator: Nobel prize for literature 1945.
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