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borasca

[buh-ras-kuh]
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noun
  1. (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

1680–90; < Italian bor(r)asca, equivalent to borr- (≪ Greek borrâs, Attic variant of boréas north wind) + -asca (noun suffix; perhaps of pre-Latin orig.); replacing borasque < Middle French
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