simoom
or simoon noun Etymology: Arabic samūm Date: 1790 a hot dry violent dust-laden wind from Asian and African deserts

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  • Simoom — ( ar. سموم samūm ; from the root سم s m m , to poison ) is a strong, dry, dust laden local wind that blows in the Sahara, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and the deserts of Arabian Peninsula. Alternative spellings include samiel, sameyel, samoon, samun …   Wikipedia

  • simoom — [simo͞on′si mo͞om′, sīmo͞om′] n. 〚Ar samūm < samma, to poison〛 a hot, violent, sand laden wind of the African and Asiatic deserts: also called simoon [simo͞on′] * * * si·moom (sĭ mo͞omʹ) also si·moon ( mo͞onʹ) n. A strong, hot, sand laden wind of …   Universalium

  • Simoom — Si*moom , Simoon Si*moon , n. [Ar. sam?m, fr. samma to poison. Cf. {Samiel}.] A hot, dry, suffocating, dust laden wind, that blows occasionally in Arabia, Syria, and neighboring countries, generated by the extreme heat of the parched deserts or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • simoom — hot, dry desert wind, 1790, from Arabic samum a sultry wind, lit. poisonous, from samma he poisoned, from sam poison …   Etymology dictionary

  • simoom — [simo͞on′si mo͞om′, sīmo͞om′] n. [Ar samūm < samma, to poison] a hot, violent, sand laden wind of the African and Asiatic deserts: also called simoon [simo͞on′] …   English World dictionary

  • simoom — Samiel Sa mi*el (?; 277), n. [Turk. sam yeli; Ar. samm poison + Turk. yel wind. Cf. {Simoom}.] A hot and destructive wind that sometimes blows, in Turkey, from the desert. It is identical with the {simoom} of Arabia and the {kamsin} of Syria.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • simoom — noun /sɪˈmuːm,sɪˈmuːm/ A hot, dry, suffocating, dust laden wind of the desert, particularity of Arabia, Syria, and neighboring countries, generated by the extreme heat of the parched deserts or sandy plains. , 1916: Stephens heart had withered up …   Wiktionary

  • simoom — samumas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Karštas sausas gūsingas Šiaurės Afrikos ir Arabijos pusiasalio vėjas, dažnai su smėlio audra. Dažniausiai siaučia pavasarį ir vasarą. Užeina staiga, trunka neilgai. atitikmenys: angl.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • SIMOOM — or SIMOON    a hot, dry wind storm common to the arid regions of Africa, Arabia, and parts of India; the storm moves in cyclone (circular) form, carrying clouds of dust and sand, and produces on men and animals a suffocating effect …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • simoom — n. hot dry dusty wind which frequently blows in the African and Asiatic deserts during the spring and summer …   English contemporary dictionary

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