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simoom (n.)

"hot, dry desert wind," 1790, from Arabic samum "a sultry wind," literally "poisonous," from samma "he poisoned," from sam "poison."

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Definitions of simoom from WordNet

simoom (n.)
a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa;
Synonyms: simoon / samiel
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