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sirocco (sərŏk´ō) [Ital., from Arab. sharq=east], hot, dust-laden, dry, southerly wind originating in the N African desert (most commonly in the spring) and reaching Italy and nearby Mediterranean areas. The term more generally denotes any oppressive, warm, southerly or southeasterly wind in this region.

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si·roc·co / səˈräkō/ (also sci·roc·co / shəˈräkō; sə-/ ) • n. (pl. -cos) a hot wind, often dusty or rainy, blowing from North Africa across the Mediterranean to southern Europe.

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sirocco oppressively hot and blighting wind blowing from the north coast of Africa. XVII. — F. sirocco, earlier †siroc(h) — It. scirocco — Arab šarūk, var. of šark east (wind), f. šaraḳa (the sun) rose.

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sirocco Wind often arising over the Sahara Desert, picking up moisture from the Mediterranean Sea, and bringing hot, rainy weather to the Mediterranean coast of Europe.

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sirocco

sirocco See scirocco.

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