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  1. a strong Asian wind of the Asian steppes accompanying dust storms in summer and blizzards in winter.
  2. a violent storm with this wind.
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Origin of buran

1885–90; Russian, from Turkish (or other Turkic language) boran
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Historical Examples of buran

  • The book contains the lives of very few women; but one of the privileged of her sex is Buran, who died in 884.

    A Boswell of Baghdad

    E. V. Lucas

  • This buran is apt to cause the loss of many lives, both of men and cattle.

  • Cold waves and warm waves are common, and blizzards resemble the buran or purga of Russia and Siberia.

British Dictionary definitions for buran


bura (buːˈrɑː)

noun (in central Asia)
  1. a blizzard, with the wind blowing from the north and reaching gale force
  2. a summer wind from the north, causing dust storms
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Word Origin for buran

C19: from Russian, of Turkic origin; related to Kazan Tatar buran
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