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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: touffan 'typhoon' (16-19 centuries), from Arabic tufan 'hurricane', from Greek typhon 'whirlwind'; influenced by Chinese daai fong 'great wind'

typhoon

noun
     
Related topics: Meteorology, Geography
ty‧phoon [countable]
HEM a very violent tropical storm

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