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- noun A
cyclonictype windthat is common in Egyptand Sudantowards the end of March and April of each year. Hot weather ensues, as well as sandstorms.
- noun According to the Turkish Calendar of Storms a storm of three days, to be expected around February 1.
- noun An
oppressive, hot, dusty, south or south-east wind occurring in North Africa, the ArabianPeninsula, and the Levant, intermittently in late winter through late spring.
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The name is derived from the Egyptian Arabic خماسين (khamasīn, "fifties"), from Arabic خمسون (khamsūn, "fifty").
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