Garden Dictionary Word: dust devil (alt. dust whirl, syn. remolino)


dust devil (alt. dust whirl, syn. remolino)

An intensely whirling column of air caused by a bubble of hot air caught between two cooler layers of air. Dust devils range from a foot to a mile high (30 cm. to 1.5 km.) mostly in arid regions; they spin dust and debris but can also shake houses and slam birds into trees.



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