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tramontana

[trah-muh n-tah-nuh, -tan-uh; Italian trah-mawn-tah-nah] /ˌtrɑ mənˈtɑ nə, -ˈtæn ə; Italian ˌtrɑ mɔnˈtɑ nɑ/
noun, plural tramontanas Italian, tramontane
[trah-mawn-tah-ne] /ˌtrɑ mɔnˈtɑ nɛ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a cold wind from the north or northeast that blows in the western Mediterranean.
2.
any north wind issuing from a mountainous region.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Italian, noun use of feminine of tramontano tramontane
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