dust devil

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A dust devil.

EtymologyEdit

From dust and devil.

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IPA(key): /dʌst ˈdɛvəl/

NounEdit

dust devil (plural dust devils)

  1. A small atmospheric vortex appearing in clear, dry conditions, made visible by swirling dust picked up from the ground.
    A dust devil may look harmless, but a large one can overturn a car.

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