La NiñaLa Ni·ña
periodic, significant cooling of the surface waters of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, which causes abnormal weather patterns
cf. El Niño
Origin of La NiñaSp, feminine of El Niño
A cooling of the ocean surface off the western coast of South America, occurring periodically every 4 to 12 years and affecting Pacific and other weather patterns.
Origin of La NinaAmerican Spanish the girl (to distinguish it from El Niño) Spanish la the ( from Latin illa ) ( feminine of ille ; see al-1 in Indo-European roots.) niña daughter ( from Old Spanish ninna ) ( from Vulgar Latin nīnna )
- Nonstandard spelling of La NiÃ±a.
- Alternative spelling of La NiÃ±a.
- The Spanish spelling La NiÃ±a is more common in English and commonly considered more correct.