mistral[mi sträl′, mis′trəl]
a cold, dry north wind that blows over the Mediterranean coast of France and nearby regions
Origin of mistralFrench ; from ProvenÃ§al literally , master-wind ; from Classical Latin magistralis ; from magister, master
- Mistral, Frédéric 1830-1914; Fr. Provençal poet
- Mistral, Gabriela (born Lucila Godoy Alcayaga) 1889-1957; Chilean poet
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 magistrālis, 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.