etesian

[ ih-tee-zhuh n ]
/ ɪˈti ʒən /

adjective

(of certain Mediterranean winds) occurring annually.

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Origin of etesian

1595–1605; < Latin etēsi(ae) < Greek etēsíai (ánemoi) periodic (winds) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for etesian

etesian
/ (ɪˈtiːʒɪən) /

adjective

(of NW winds) recurring annually in the summer in the E Mediterranean

Word Origin for etesian

C17: from Latin etēsius yearly, from Greek etēsios, from etos year
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