ghibli

ghibli

[gib-lee]
noun
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 or gibli (ˈɡɪblɪ)
 
n
a fiercely hot wind of North Africa
 
[C20: from Arabic gibliy south wind]
 
gibli or gibli
 
n
 
[C20: from Arabic gibliy south wind]

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ghibli

hot and dusty wind descending from the interior highlands of Libya toward the Mediterranean Sea. See foehn.

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