La Nina Definition

lä nēnyä
Periodic, significant cooling of the surface waters of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, which causes abnormal weather patterns.
Webster's New World
Nonstandard spelling of La Niña.
Alternative spelling of La Niña.

Origin of La Nina

  • American Spanish the girl (to distinguish it from El Niño) Spanish la the (from Latin illa) (feminine of ille al-1 in Indo-European roots) niña daughter (from Old Spanish ninna) (from Vulgar Latin nīnna)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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