buran

[ boo-rahn ]
/ bʊˈrɑn /

noun

a strong Asian wind of the Asian steppes accompanying dust storms in summer and blizzards in winter.
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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British Dictionary definitions for buran

buran

bura (buːˈrɑː)

/ (buːˈrɑːn) /

noun (in central Asia)

a blizzard, with the wind blowing from the north and reaching gale force
a summer wind from the north, causing dust storms

Word Origin for buran

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