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A generally southerly hot wind originating in the Sahara that blows across Egypt from late March to early May.
khamsin(ˈkæmsɪn; kæmˈsiːn) ,
(Physical Geography) a hot southerly wind blowing from about March to May, esp in Egypt
[C17: from Arabic, literally: fifty]
kham•sin(kæmˈsin, ˈkæm sɪn)
a hot southerly wind that blows regularly in Egypt and over the Red Sea for about 50 days, commencing about the middle of March.
[1675–85; < Arabic khamsīn literally, fifty]
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|Noun||1.||khamsin - an oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring|