Pronounced: BRAH-min, noun
Notes: I didn’t know this word
The word mistral is “a cold, dry, northerly wind common in southern France and neighboring regions”
Our word came into English around 1600
Background / Comments
The word came from Middle French, which came from Provençal, which came from Old Provençal word maistral, which came from the Latin word magistrālis. Years ago, I subscribed to Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (EQMM) and one of the stories took place in the 1800s in trapping county and was about a mistral wind, but I thought it took place in Canada and not France (per the definition).