traversia

traversia

[‚tra·vər′sē·ə]
(meteorology)
A South American nautical term (especially Chile) for a west wind from the sea.
References in classic literature ?
There is very little water in this "traversia," and in our second day's journey we found only one little pool.
The land, as in Chile, owes its fertility entirely to artificial irrigation; and it is really wonderful to observe how extraordinarily productive a barren traversia is thus rendered.
We had to cross a long and most sterile traversia of fifteen leagues.