haboob

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Etymology[edit]

Arabic هبوب (habūb, strong wind), from هب (hábba, to blow, to rage), from the root ه ب ب (h-b-b).

Noun[edit]

haboob (plural haboobs)

  1. A violent sandstorm or dust storm in the deserts of Arabia, North Africa, India, or North America.

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