Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to the west wind.
  • adj. Mild; benign.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. pertaining to the west wind; mild, gentle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the west wind; hence, favorable; propitious.

Etymologies

Latin Favōniānus, from Favōnius, the west wind.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin favonianus, from Favonius ‘the West Wind’. (Wiktionary)

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