khamsin definition

  • noun:
    • A generally southerly hot wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt from late March to very early May.
    • A hot wind in Egypt which blows (for around 50 days) from the desert, taking along with it sand.
    • identical to kamsin.
    • A hot southeast wind that blows frequently in Egypt for about fifty days, commencing towards center of March.
    • an oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring

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