borasca

borasca

[buh-ras-kuh]
noun
(especially in the Mediterranean) a squall, usually accompanied by thunder and lightning.
Also, borasco [buh-ras-koh] , borasque [buh-rask] .


Origin:
1680–90; < Italian bor(r)asca, equivalent to borr- (≪ Greek borrâs, Attic variant of boréas north wind) + -asca (noun suffix; perhaps of pre-Latin orig.); replacing borasque < Middle French

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