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ghibli

[gib-lee] /ˈgɪb li/
noun
1.
a hot dust-bearing wind of the North African desert.
Origin
< dialectal Arabic gibli south wind, akin to Arabic qiblī literally, southern
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ghibli

/ˈɡɪblɪ/
noun
1.
a fiercely hot wind of North Africa
Word Origin
C20: from Arabic gibliy south wind
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hot and dusty wind descending from the interior highlands of Libya toward the Mediterranean Sea. See foehn.

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