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etesian


etesian


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Etesian  \E*te"sian\,  a.  [L.  etesiae,  pl.,  periodic  winds,  Gr  ?, 
  fr  ?  year:  cf  F.  ['e]t['e]sien.] 
  Periodical;  annual;  --  applied  to  winds  which  annually  blow 
  from  the  north  over  the  Mediterranean,  esp.  the  eastern  part 
  for  an  irregular  period  during  July  and  August.