derecho

[ duh-rey-choh ]
/ dəˈreɪ tʃoʊ /

noun, plural de·re·chos.

a widespread and severe windstorm that moves rapidly along a fairly straight path and is associated with bands of rapidly moving thunderstorms.

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Origin of derecho

1885–90; < Spanish: straight < Old Spanish < Latin dīrēctus, dērēctus direct
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