(of certain Mediterranean winds) occurring annually.
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How to use etesian in a sentence
There the air is still, particularly when the etesian winds cool the other parts of the country which are burnt up by heat.
For it was easy enough to sail to Messenia; but to sail back again, while the etesian winds prevailed, was impossible.The Histories of Polybius, Vol. I (of 2) | Polybius
From about the twentieth of July to the end of August the famous etesian winds ordinarily blew steadily from the west.Biblical Geography and History | Charles Foster Kent
In this way midsummer was reached—the etesian winds began to blow, and the Nile to rise.Ancient Egypt | George Rawlinson
Their winter sets in when the etesian winds begin to blow (for they have rain), and the remaining season is summer.
British Dictionary definitions for etesian
(of NW winds) recurring annually in the summer in the E Mediterranean
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