simoon

World English Dictionary
simoom or simoon (sɪˈmuːm, sɪˈmuːn)
 
n
Also called: samiel a strong suffocating sand-laden wind of the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
 
[from Arabic samūm poisonous, from sam poison, from Aramaic sammā poison]
 
simoon or simoon
 
n
 
[from Arabic samūm poisonous, from sam poison, from Aramaic sammā poison]

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simoon

noun
a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa [syn: simoom
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