favonian

[ fuh-voh-nee-uhn ]
/ fəˈvoʊ ni ən /

adjective

of or relating to the west wind.
mild or favorable; propitious.

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Origin of favonian

1650–60; <Latin Favōniānus.See Favonius, -an. Cf. foehn

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British Dictionary definitions for favonian

favonian
/ (fəˈvəʊnɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to the west wind
poetic favourable

Word Origin for favonian

C17: from Latin Favōniānus
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