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One entry found for El Niño.
Main Entry: El Ni·ño
Pronunciation: el-primarystressnemacron-nyomacr
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural El Niños
Etymology: Spanish, "the child" (referring to the Christ child); from the appearance of the flow at the Christmas season
: an irregularly occurring flow of unusually warm surface water along the western coast of South America that disrupts the normal regional and global weather patterns -- compare LA NINA

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