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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A local, violent, northeast wind, with tornadic whirls, which descends during October to May from the mountains into the Gulf of Papagayo at the northwest corner of Costa Rica and the southwest corner of Nicaragua. Similar storm winds, but less violent, extend along the Pacific coasts of Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Also called Papagallo, Papagalla, Papagello.

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