Pronunciation: (su-rok'ō), [key]
pl. -cos.

1. a hot, dry, dustladen wind blowing from northern Africa and affecting parts of southern Europe.
2. a warm, sultry south or southeast wind accompanied by rain, occurring in the same regions.
3. any hot, oppressive wind, esp. one in the warm sector of a cyclone. Also,scirocco.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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