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hurricane

hur·ri·cane

hurricane

 
pronunciation:
huh rih keIn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a powerful cyclonic storm that originates in the West Indian region of the Atlantic Ocean and that has heavy rains and winds exceeding seventy-three miles, or 119 kilometers, per hour.
 
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Hurricane came into English from the Spanish word huracan. The Spanish word came from hurakan, which meant "an evil spirit of the sea" in the Taino language once spoken in the West Indies.
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