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tropical cyclone


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A violent storm originating over tropical or subtropical waters, characterized by violent rainstorms and high-velocity cyclonic winds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cyclonic storm that has winds of at least 17 m/s (39 mph) but not greater than 33 m/s (74 mph).


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