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foehn

also föhn  (fœn, fān)
n.
A warm dry wind coming off the lee slopes of a mountain range, especially off the northern slopes of the Alps.

[German Föhn, from Middle High German fœnne, from Old High German phōno, from Vulgar Latin *faōnius, from Latin favōnius, the west wind, from favēre, to be favorable.]

foehn

(fɜːn; German føːn)
n
(Physical Geography) meteorol a variant spelling of föhn

foehn

or föhn

(feɪn; Ger. fœn)

n.
a warm, dry wind descending a mountain, as on the north side of the Alps.
[1860–65; < German Föhn, Middle High German foenne, Old High German phōnno < Vulgar Latin *faōnius, for Latin Favōnius Favonius]

foehn, föhn

a warm, dry wind that blows down the side of a mountain, as on the north side of the Alps.
See also: Wind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foehn - a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Translations
föhnföhn-tuuli
főn