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borasca

[buh-ras-kuh] /bəˈræs kə/
noun
1.
(especially in the Mediterranean) a squall, usually accompanied by thunder and lightning.
Also, borasco
[buh-ras-koh] /bəˈræs koʊ/ (Show IPA),
borasque
[buh-rask] /bəˈræsk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1680-1690
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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