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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A strong easterly wind of the Mediterranean area.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of the Levant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An easterly wind blowing up the Mediterranean from the direction of the Levant.
  • noun One who levants; one who runs away disgracefully.
  • noun Specifically One who bets at a horse-race, and runs away without paying the wager lost.

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

  • noun A strong easterly wind peculiar to the Mediterranean.
  • noun Colloq. Eng. One who levants, or decamps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An Easterly wind that blows from the Mediterranean, through the straits of Gibraltar to the Atlantic.

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

  • noun an easterly wind in the western Mediterranean area

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