Definitions for foehnfeɪn; Ger. fœn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

foehnfeɪn; Ger. fœn(n.)

or föhn

  1. a warm, dry wind descending a mountain, as on the north side of the Alps.

    Category: Meteorology

Origin of foehn:

1860–65; < G Föhn, MHG foenne, OHG phōnno < VL *faōnius, for L FavōniusFavonius

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fohn, foehn(noun)

    a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps

Wiktionary

  1. foehn(Noun)

    A warm dry wind blowing down the side of a mountain in northern and central Europe.

  2. foehn(Noun)

    A similar wind in any mountainous area.

  3. Origin: Föhn, from *faōnius, from Favonius, a Roman wind god.

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