tramontana

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

Nearby words

  1. tramadol,
  2. tramline,
  3. trammel,
  4. trammel net,
  5. trammie,
  6. tramontane,
  7. tramp,
  8. tramp art,
  9. tramp stamp,
  10. tramp steamer

Origin of tramontana

1605–15; < Italian, noun use of feminine of tramontano tramontane

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