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foehnalso föhn (fœn, fān)
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.]
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foehn(fɜːn; German føːn)
(Physical Geography) meteorol a variant spelling of föhn
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or föhn(feɪn; Ger. fœn)
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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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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