from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A penetrating sandstorm or dust storm with violent winds, occurring chiefly in Arabia, North Africa, and India.
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- n. A violent sandstorm or dust storm in the deserts of Arabia, North Africa, India, or North America.
Arabic habūb, strong wind, from habba, to rush, blow; see hbb in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Arabic هبوب (habūb, "strong wind"), from هب (hábba, "to blow, to rage"), from the root ه ب ب. (Wiktionary)