Origin of mistral
Definition for mistral (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for mistral
Lawmakers have tried to halt the French sale of the Mistral, an amphibious warship, to the Russian Navy.Germany Helped Prep Russia for War, U.S. Sources Say|Josh Rogin|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mistral has celebrated the cloister portal in a poem, and that alone would make it sacred to the Provence.The Car That Went Abroad|Albert Bigelow Paine
Like the creations of Victor Hugo's poetry, those of Mistral speak the language of the author.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
These winds have been given special names (mistral, sirocco, bora, &c.).
The elderly victim of my furious entry was lounging, in spite of the mistral, by the grim machicolated gateway.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Mistral, mis′trl, n. a violent north-west wind which at certain seasons prevails on the south coast of France.
British Dictionary definitions for mistral (1 of 2)
Word Origin for mistral
British Dictionary definitions for mistral (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for mistral
"cold northerly wind on the Mediterranean coast of France," c.1600, from French, from Provençal mistral, literally "the dominant wind," from mistral (adj.) "dominant," from Latin magistralis "dominant," from magister "master" (see master (n.)).