Sirocco Si*roc"co (s[i^]*r[o^]k"k[-o]), n.; pl. {Siroccos} (s[i^]*r[o^]k"k[=o]z). [It. sirocco, scirocco, Ar. shorug, fr. sharq the rising of the sun, the east, fr, sharaca to rise as the sun. Cf. {Saracen}.] 1. An oppressive, relaxing wind from the Libyan deserts, chiefly experienced in Italy, Malta, and Sicily. [1913 Webster]

2. In general, any hot dry wind of cyclonic origin, blowing from arid or heated regions, including the desert wind of Southern California, the {harmattan} of the west coasts of Africa, the hot winds of Kansas and Texas, the {kamsin} of Egypt, the {leste} of the Madeira Islands, and the {leveche} of Spain. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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