Meaning of tramontana

tra•mon•ta•na

Pronunciation: (trä"mun-tä'nu, -tan'u It. trä"môn-tä'nä), [key]
— pl. -nas, -ne
  1. a cold wind from the north or northeast that blows in the western Mediterranean.
  2. any north wind issuing from a mountainous region.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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