[ fuh-voh-nee-uhn ]
/ fəˈvoʊ ni ən /
of or relating to the west wind.
mild or favorable; propitious.
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British Dictionary definitions for favonian
/ (fəˈvəʊnɪən) /
of or relating to the west wind
Word Origin for favonian
C17: from Latin Favōniānus
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