El Niño

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See also: El Nino

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish, meaning “The Little Boy,” referring to the Christ child, as the phenomenon is observed around Christmas time.

Noun[edit]

El Niño (plural El Niños)

  1. An invasion of warm water into the surface of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru and Ecuador every four to seven years that causes changes in local and regional climate, associated with a positive anomaly.
    • 2007 May 23, in the Houston Chronicle:
      Additionally, scientists aren’t expecting to be surprised again by El Niño, a warming of the Pacific Ocean that tends to dampen Atlantic hurricane activity.

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El Niño m

  1. The Christ child
  2. El Niño (ocean current)

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Proper noun[edit]

El Niño (definite accusative El Niño'yu, plural El Niño'lar)

  1. (meteorology) El Niño (ocean current)