tramontana

[ trah-muhn-tah-nuh, -tan-uh; Italian trah-mawn-tah-nah ]
/ ˌtrɑ mənˈtɑ nə, -ˈtæn ə; Italian ˌtrɑ mɔnˈtɑ nɑ /

noun, plural tra·mon·ta·nas, Italian tra·mon·ta·ne [trah-mawn-tah-ne]. /ˌtrɑ mɔnˈtɑ nɛ/.

a cold wind from the north or northeast that blows in the western Mediterranean.
any north wind issuing from a mountainous region.

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Origin of tramontana

1605–15; <Italian, noun use of feminine of tramontanotramontane
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