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khamsin

[kam-seen, kam-sin] /kæmˈsin, ˈkæm sɪn/
noun
1.
a hot southerly wind, varying from southeast to southwest, that blows regularly in Egypt and over the Red Sea for about 50 days, commencing about the middle of March.
Origin of khamsin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Arabic khamsīn literally, fifty
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khamsin

/ˈkæmsɪn; kæmˈsiːn/
noun
1.
a hot southerly wind blowing from about March to May, esp in Egypt
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic, literally: fifty
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