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Topic: GEOGRAPHY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Spanish
Origin: tronada 'thunderstorm', from tronar 'to thunder', from Latin tonare; influenced by Spanish tornado, past participle of tornar 'to turn'

tornado

noun
     
tor‧na‧do plural tornadoes or tornados [countable]
HEM an extremely violent storm consisting of air that spins very quickly and causes a lot of damage [↪ hurricane, cyclone]
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