etesian

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e·te·sian

 (ĭ-tē′zhən)
adj.
Occurring annually. Used of the prevailing northerly summer winds of the Mediterranean.

[From Latin etēsius, from Greek etēsios, from etos, year; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]

e·te′sian n.

etesian

(ɪˈtiːʒɪən)
adj
(Physical Geography) (of NW winds) recurring annually in the summer in the E Mediterranean
[C17: from Latin etēsius yearly, from Greek etēsios, from etos year]

e•te•sian

(ɪˈti ʒən)

adj.
1. (of certain Mediterranean winds) occurring annually.
n.
2. an etesian wind.
[1595–1605; < Latin etēsi(ae) < Greek etēsíai (ánemoi) periodic (winds) + -an1]
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