from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dry dusty wind that blows along the northwest coast of Africa.
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- n. Parching dust-bearing land-wind on coast of Upper Guinea in December, January & February.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dry, hot wind, prevailing on the Atlantic coast of Africa, in December, January, and February, blowing from the interior or Sahara. It is usually accompanied by a haze which obscures the sun.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An intensely dry land-wind felt on the coast of Africa between Cape Verd and Cape Lopez.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter
Akan (Twi) haramata, possibly from Arabic ḥarām, evil thing, from ḥarama, to prohibit; see ḥrm in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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