bora

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[ bawr-uh, bohr-uh ]
/ ˈbɔr ə, ˈboʊr ə /

noun Meteorology.

(on the Adriatic coasts) a violent, dry, cold wind blowing from the north or northeast.

Origin of bora

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1860–65; < Upper Italian, variant of Italian borea Boreas

Definition for bora (2 of 2)

bora2
[ bawr-uh, bohr-uh ]
/ ˈbɔr ə, ˈboʊr ə /

noun Australian.

an initiation rite of the Aborigines in which boys are accepted into the tribe as men.

Origin of bora

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First recorded in 1865–70, bora is from the Kamilaroi word būru initiation rite, initiation belt
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British Dictionary definitions for bora (1 of 2)

bora1
/ (ˈbɔːrə) /

noun

(sometimes capital) a violent cold north wind blowing from the mountains to the E coast of the Adriatic, usually in winter

Word Origin for bora

C19: from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Latin borēas the north wind

British Dictionary definitions for bora (2 of 2)

bora2
/ (ˈbɔːrə) /

noun

an initiation ceremony of native Australians, introducing youths to manhood

Word Origin for bora

from a native Australian language
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