tropical cyclone

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tropical cyclone

n.
A violent storm originating over tropical or subtropical waters, characterized by violent rainstorms and high-velocity cyclonic winds.

trop′ical cy′clone


n.
a cyclone that begins in the tropics and can develop into a hurricane or typhoon.
[1915–20]
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