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derecho

[ duh-rey-choh ]
/ dəˈreɪ tʃoʊ /
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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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