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buran

[boo-rahn] /bʊˈrɑn/
noun
1.
a strong Asian wind of the Asian steppes accompanying dust storms in summer and blizzards in winter.
2.
a violent storm with this wind.
Origin of buran
1885-1890
1885-90; Russian, from Turkish (or other Turkic language) boran
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buran

/buːˈrɑːn/
noun (in central Asia)
1.
a blizzard, with the wind blowing from the north and reaching gale force
2.
a summer wind from the north, causing dust storms
Word Origin
C19: from Russian, of Turkic origin; related to Kazan Tatar buran
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