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derecho

[duh-rey-choh] /dəˈreɪ tʃoʊ/
noun, plural derechos.
1.
a widespread and severe windstorm that moves rapidly along a fairly straight path and is associated with bands of rapidly moving thunderstorms.
Origin of derecho
1885-1890
1885-90; < Spanish: straight < Old Spanish < Latin dīrēctus, dērēctus direct
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n.

from American Spanish derecho, from Old Spanish diestro, from Latin directus (see direct (v.)).

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