chubasco

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish chubasco (squall), from Portuguese chuva (rain), from Latin pluvia (rain).

Noun[edit]

chubasco (plural chubascos)

  1. (nautical) A violent squall with thunder and lightning, encountered during the rainy season along the Pacific coast of Central America and South America.

Usage notes[edit]

Chubasco in standard Spanish means any rain shower associated with heavy wind or, in nautical usage, a dark cloud which suddenly appears in the horizon, potentially foretelling rough sailing conditions (Diccionario de la Lengua Española, Real Academia Española).


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese chuva (rain).

Noun[edit]

chubasco m (plural chubascos)

  1. shower, squall