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föhn

 (fœn, fān)
n.
Variant of foehn.
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föhn

(fɜːn; German føːn) or

foehn

n
(Physical Geography) a warm dry wind blowing down the northern slopes of the Alps. It originates as moist air blowing from the Mediterranean, rising on reaching the Alps and cooling at the saturated adiabatic lapse rate, and descending on the leeward side, warming at the dry adiabatic lapse rate, thus gaining heat. See also lapse rate
[German, from Old High German phōnno, from Latin favōnius; related to fovēre to warm]
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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]
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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
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Noun1.fohn - 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"
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