from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The heavy fog along the coast of Peru on which plants depend for their moisture. It prevails from May to October up to a height of a hundred feet.


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  • The water is scarce in coastal Peru

    Where rainstorms are feeble and few,

    So the moisture imbuer

    Is a mist called garua

    That enfolds all the plants in its dew.

    April 21, 2014