bise

/ (biːz) /

noun

a cold dry northerly wind in Switzerland and the neighbouring parts of France and Italy, usually in the spring

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Word Origin for bise

C14: from Old French, of Germanic origin; compare Old Swedish bīsa whirlwind
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