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borasca

[ buh-ras-kuh ]
/ bəˈræs kə /
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noun Meteorology.
(especially in the Mediterranean) a squall, usually accompanied by thunder and lightning.
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Also bo·ras·co [buh-ras-koh], /bəˈræs koʊ/, bo·rasque [buh-rask] /bəˈræsk/ .

Origin of borasca

First recorded in 1680–90; from Italian bor(r)asca, equivalent to borr- (ultimately from Greek borrâs, Attic variant of boréas “north wind”) + -asca (noun suffix; perhaps of pre-Latin origin); replacing borasque, from Middle French
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