(also scirocco /SHəˈräkō, sə-/)
noun (plural siroccos)
A hot wind, often dusty or rainy, blowing from North Africa across the Mediterranean to southern Europe.
More example sentences
- The warm sirocco wind blowing up from the Sahara can make diving conditions rough off southern coasts in spring and summer.
- The sirocco of North Africa can afflict the vineyards of southern Europe, occasionally reaching France.
- The warm sirocco that blows off the Sahara often makes the sea rough along southern shores, and all diving is then done on the north shore.
early 17th century: from Italian scirocco, from Arabic šarḳ 'east wind'.
Definition of sirocco in:
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