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