[ fahyer-ney-doh ]
/ ˌfaɪərˈneɪ doʊ /
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noun, plural fire·na·does, fire·na·dos.
a phenomenon created when turbulent air rapidly rising from the site of burning, as a forest fire, sucks flaming gases, embers, and other fiery debris up into a twisting column, sometimes hundreds of feet in height: Tuesday's firenado occurred during a fire that has claimed 1,200 acres south of Fairview.
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“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”
Also called fire devil, fire tornado, fire twister .
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