har·mat·tan (här′mə-tăn, här-mătn)
A dry dusty wind that blows along the northwest coast of Africa.
[Akan (Twi) haramata, possibly from Arabic ḥarām, evil thing, from ḥarama, to prohibit; see x̣rm in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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