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si·moom(sĭ-mo͞om′) also si·moon (-mo͞on′)
A strong, hot, sand-laden wind of the Sahara and Arabian Deserts: "Stephen's heart had withered up like a flower of the desert that feels the simoom coming from afar" (James Joyce). Also called samiel.
(Physical Geography) a strong suffocating sand-laden wind of the deserts of Arabia and North Africa. Also called: samiel
[from Arabic samūm poisonous, from sam poison, from Aramaic sammā poison]
a violent sandstorm occurring in the deserts of Africa and Asia.
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|Noun||1.||simoom - a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa|