[ huh-boob ]
/ həˈbub /
a thick dust storm or sandstorm that blows in the deserts of North Africa and Arabia or on the plains of India.
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Origin of haboob
First recorded in 1895–1900, haboob is from the Arabic word habūb a strong wind
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