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