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mistral

1. a strong cold dry wind that blows through the Rh?ne valley and S France to the Mediterranean coast, mainly in the winter
2. the class of board used in international windsurfing competitions, weighing 15kg and measuring 372cm × 64cm

Mistral

1. Fr?d?ric . 1830--1914, French Proven?al poet, who led a movement to revive Proven?al language and literature: shared the Nobel prize for literature 1904
2. Gabriela , pen name of Lucila Godoy de Alcayaga. 1889--1957, Chilean poet, educationalist, and diplomatist. Her poetry includes the collection Desolaci?n (1922): Nobel prize for literature 1945

Mistral

 

a strong, cold northwest wind, which sometimes blows from the Cevennes to the Mediterranean coast of France. It is felt near the mouth of the Rhone River between the cities of Montpelier and Toulon. The mistral occurs in all seasons, but particularly in the winter. It is similar to the bora.

mistral

[mə′sträl]
(meteorology)
A north wind which blows down the Rhone Valley south of Valence, France, and into the Gulf of Lions. Strong, squally, cold, and dry, it is the combined result of the basic circulation, a fall wind, and jet-effect wind.

mistral

A strong offshore northerly wind that blows along the coast of the Mediterranean. See valley wind.
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