a cold, dry north wind that blows over the Mediterranean coast of France and nearby regions
Origin of mistralFrench ; from Prov, literally , master-wind ; from Classical Latin magistralis ; from magister, master
A dry cold northerly wind that blows in squalls toward the Mediterranean coast of southern France.
Origin of mistralFrench, from Provençal maestral, from Old Provençal, from Late Latin magistralis, of a master, from Latin magister, master; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
- A strong cold north-west wind in southern France and the Mediterranean.