Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A violent windstorm of the Eurasian steppes, accompanied in summer by dust and in winter by snow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A snowstorm; especially, a long-continued snowstorm, accompanied by high winds.

Etymologies

Russian, probably from Tatar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • *snort*

    April 17, 2009

  • Yeah, and I love their song "Hungry Like the Wolf"!

    April 15, 2009

  • Russian - Буран, snowstorm or blizzard.

    Wikipedia will give you numerous options including a line of watches, a cruise missile, a Persian sovereign, an eavesdropping device and an African tribe. Oh, and a space shuttle.

    April 15, 2009