from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The simoom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A hot and destructive wind that sometimes blows, in Turkey, from the desert. It is identical with the simoom of Arabia and the kamsin of Syria.

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  • noun A hot desert wind, simoom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa


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

[Turkish samyeli : sam, poisonous + yel, wind.]

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Turkish samyeli


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  • A strong suffocating wind from North Africa, heavily laden with sand.

    March 6, 2007