Definition of Simoon

1. Noun. A violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa.

Exact synonyms: Samiel, Simoom
Generic synonyms: Air Current, Current Of Air, Wind



Definition of Simoon

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of simoom) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Simoon

1. simoom [n -S] - See also: simoom

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Simoon

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Literary usage of Simoon

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1. Meteorology, Weather, and Methods of Forecasting, Description of by Thomas Russell (1895)
"The " simoon " is a sand whirlwind occurring in the desert. ... Lightning occurs with the simoon (due to development of electricity by friction of sand on ..."

2. Travels in Central Africa, and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaries by John Petherick, Katherine Harriet Edlman Petherick (1869)
"At four pm we entered a western branch of the Nile, called Chor Aboo simoon; between it and the main channel is the island of ..."

3. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1889)
"A SANDY simoon IN THE NORTHWEST.— May sixth and seventh, 1889, will long be remembered by the residents of the Northwest. On those days culminated the ..."

4. My Winter on the Nile: Among the Mummies and Moslems by Charles Dudley Warner (1876)
"... called a simoon. Towards nine o'clock, and suddenly, the wind began to blow from the north, like one of our gusts in summer, preceeding a thunderstorm. ..."

5. The Diary of Matthew Patten of Bedford, N.H.: From Seventeen Hundred Fifty by Matthew Patten (1903)
"... Gardner had my ox and Cart to take iu two jags of hay today and one the 29th ami simoon ... simoon ..."

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