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
simoomof Arabia and the kamsinof Syria.
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- noun A hot
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- 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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The pestilential winds of the east are described by various authors under various denominations; as harmattan, samiel, samium, syrocca, kamsin, seravansum.
The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation Erasmus Darwin 1766
sionnach commented on the word samiel
A strong suffocating wind from North Africa, heavily laden with sand.
March 6, 2007