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chubasco

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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 notesEdit

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).


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese chuva (rain).

NounEdit

chubasco m (plural chubascos)

  1. shower, squall