harmattan definition

  • noun:
    • A dry dirty wind that blows along the northwest coast of Africa.
    • Parching dust-bearing land-wind on coast of Upper Guinea in December, January & February.
    • A dry, hot wind, prevailing from the Atlantic shore of Africa, in December, January, and February, blowing from the inside or Sahara. It will always be followed by a haze which obscures the sun.
    • An intensely dry land-wind thought on the shore of Africa between Cape Verd and Cape Lopez.
    • a dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter

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