Fata Morgana

[ Italian fah-tah mawr-gah-nah ]
/ Italian ˈfɑ tɑ mɔrˈgɑ nɑ /
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Meteorology. a mirage consisting of multiple images, as of cliffs and buildings, that are distorted and magnified to resemble elaborate castles, often seen near the Straits of Messina.
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Origin of Fata Morgana

1810–20; <Italian, translation of Morgan le Fay, associated in literature with magical castles

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British Dictionary definitions for Fata Morgana

Fata Morgana
/ (ˈfɑːtə mɔːˈɡɑːnə, Italian ˈfaːta mɔrˈɡaːna) /

a mirage, esp one in the Strait of Messina attributed to the sorcery of Morgan le Fay

Word Origin for Fata Morgana

C19: from Italian: Morgan le Fay
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