Definition of sirocco noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sirocco

 noun
(also scirocco)noun
BrE BrE//sɪˈrɒkəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈrɑːkoʊ//
 
(pl. siroccos) Wind
 
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a hot wind that blows from Africa into southern Europe See related entries: Wind Word Origin early 17th cent.: via French from Italian scirocco, based on Spanish Arabic šalūq ‘east wind’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sirocco