Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
[Turkish samyeli, from Ottoman Turkish sām yeli : Arabic sāmm, poisonous, poisonous thing, active participle of samma, to poison; see simoom + Ottoman Turkish yeli, its wind (yel, wind from Old Turkic yé⋮l + -i, suffix indicating possession by a third person singular possessor, from Old Turkic).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Physical Geography) another word for simoom
[C17: from Turkish samyeli, from sam poisonous + yel wind]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||samiel - a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.