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tornado

noun [C]  /tɔrˈneɪ·doʊ/ ( plural tornadoes or tornados) ( infml twister) us  
a dangerous storm which is a spinning cone of wind that destroys anything in its path as it moves across the ground
Translations of “tornado”
in Korean 토네이도…
in Arabic إعْصار…
in French tornade…
in Turkish hortum, kasırga, siklon…
in Italian tromba d’aria, tornado…
in Chinese (Traditional) 龍捲風, 旋風…
in Russian смерч…
in Polish tornado, trąba powietrzna…
in Spanish tornado…
in Portuguese tornado…
in German der Tornado…
in Catalan tornado…
in Japanese 竜巻…
in Chinese (Simplified) 龙卷风, 旋风…
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