boras

Borås

[boo-raws]
noun
a city in S Sweden, near Göteborg.
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bora

1 [bawr-uh, bohr-uh]
noun Meteorology.
(on the Adriatic coasts) a violent, dry, cold wind blowing from the north or northeast.

Origin:
1860–65; < Upper Italian, variant of Italian borea boreas

bora

2 [bawr-uh, bohr-uh]
noun Australian.
an initiation rite of the Aborigines in which boys are accepted into the tribe as men.

Origin:
1865–70; < Kamilaroi būru initiation rite, initiation belt

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bora1 (ˈbɔːrə)
 
n
(sometimes capital) a violent cold north wind blowing from the mountains to the E coast of the Adriatic, usually in winter
 
[C19: from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Latin borēas the north wind]

bora2 (ˈbɔːrə)
 
n
an initiation ceremony of native Australians, introducing youths to manhood
 
[from a native Australian language]

Borås (Swedish buˈroːs)
 
n
a city in SW Sweden, chiefly producing textiles. Pop: 98 831 (2004 est)

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