from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The countries bordering on the eastern Mediterranean Sea from Turkey to Egypt.
- n. A heavy, coarse-grained morocco leather often used in bookbinding. Also called Levant morocco.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea variously:
- proper n. An easterly wind, generally in the western Mediterranean Sea
After Levant 1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French levant ("rising, sun's point of rising"), form of lever ("to rise"), from Latin levō ("to rise"), from levis ("light, not heavy"). (Wiktionary)