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gregale

[grey-gah-ley]
noun
  1. a strong northeast wind that blows in the central and western Mediterranean area.
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Also gré·gal [grey-gahl] /greɪˈgɑl/, gre·gau [grey-gou] /greɪˈgaʊ/.

Origin of gregale

1795–1805; < Italian grecale, gregale < Late Latin Grecālis. See Greek, -al1
Also called Euroclydon.
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Historical Examples

  • The clouds were down, and the gregale was blowing cold and showery.

    The Isle of Unrest

    Henry Seton Merriman