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tropical cyclone

noun
1.
a cyclone that originates over a tropical ocean area and can develop into the destructive storm known in the U.S. as a hurricane, in the western Pacific region as a typhoon, and elsewhere by other names.
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1915-1920
1915-20
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tropical cyclone
  (trŏp'ĭ-kəl)   
See under cyclone.
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