Definition of tramontane in English:
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- In France, 2,741 acres of woodland near Perpignan were reduced to ashes in a blaze fanned by a tramontane wind gusting up to 80 mph.
- Wind is common throughout the growing season, with the tramontane bringing cool air from the mountains.
- The weather is fine over the entire Mediterranean coast, but the tramontane is blowing over the coast of Languedoc.
- As the tramontanes infiltrate the Appalachians, they often remark of the beauty of the far ranges and mists.
Middle English (as a noun denoting the Pole Star): from Italian tramontana 'Pole Star, north wind', tramontani 'people living beyond the Alps', from Latin transmontanus 'beyond the mountains', from trans- 'across' + mons, mont- 'mountain'.
- US English dictionary
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