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gregale

[grey-gah-ley] /greɪˈgɑ leɪ/
noun
1.
a strong northeast wind that blows in the central and western Mediterranean area.
Also, grégal
[grey-gahl] /greɪˈgɑl/ (Show IPA),
gregau
[grey-gou] /greɪˈgaʊ/ (Show IPA)
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Also called Euroclydon.
Origin of gregale
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Italian grecale, gregale < Late Latin Grecālis. See Greek, -al1
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  • The clouds were down, and the gregale was blowing cold and showery.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman

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