Pronounced: KROOM-holts, noun
Notes: I’ve seen these, but didn’t know the name for it
The word eolian means “of, caused, affected, or related to, wind”
The word showed up in English in the early 1600s
Background / Comments
Our word has an alternate spelling (aeolian), which is a clue to its origin: it comes from Aeolus – the Greek god of winds as well as the king of the floating island Aeolia.