Definition of Simoom

1. Noun. A violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa.

Exact synonyms: Samiel, Simoon
Generic synonyms: Air Current, Current Of Air, Wind



Definition of Simoom

1. n. A hot, dry, suffocating, dust-laden wind, that blows occasionally in Arabia, Syria, and neighboring countries, generated by the extreme heat of the parched deserts or sandy plains.

Definition of Simoom

1. Noun. A hot, dry, suffocating, dust-laden wind of the desert, particularity of Arabia, Syria, and neighboring countries, generated by the extreme heat of the parched deserts or sandy plains. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Simoom

1. a hot, dry desert wind [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Simoom

simoniacs
simonies
simonise
simonised
simonises
simonising
simonist
simonists
simonite
simonize
simonized
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simonizing
simonkolleite
simony
simoom (current term)
simooms
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simorg
simorgs
simp
simpai
simpais
simpatico
simper
simpered
simperer
simperers
simpering

Literary usage of Simoom

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1. Elements of Meteorology, with Questions for Examination, Designed for by John Brocklesby (1869)
"In Arabia and Syria, it is known by the name of the simoom, ... But these fables are now exploded, and the simoom is known to possess no other properties ..."

2. Elements of Meteorology: With Questions for Examination, Designed for by John Brocklesby (1851)
"In Arabia and Syria, it is known by the name of the simoom, ... But these fables are now exploded, and the simoom is known to possess no other properties ..."

3. Elements of Meteorology: With Questions for Examination, Designed for by John Brocklesby (1859)
"In Arabia and Syria, it is known by the name of the simoom, from the Arabic word samma. signifying at once hot and poisonous. ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The khamsin of Egypt and the harmattan of Guinea and Senegambia are winds similar to the simoom in their effects, but are of longer duration and more ..."

5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1862)
"In a late report of the storms of India made to the British meteorological society, Dr. H. Cook describes the simoom of the deserts of ..."

6. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1835)
"simoom. social individual. But, on this principle, Enfantin declares that ... simoom, or SAMIEL (that is,poison); a noxious, hot wind, which blows at the ..."

7. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1823)
"... Arabs—Their Manners and Disposition—Address of an Aral to his Mare—simoom, or Wind of the Desert— Bread baked in the Sun's Rays—Emir of the Mountains ..."

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