Tornado

Tor*na"do

(?), n.;
pl. Tornadoes (#).
[From Sp. or Pg. tornar to turn, return, L. tornare to turn, hence, a whirling wind. The Sp. & Pg. tornada is a return. See Turn.] A violent whirling wind; specifically (Meteorol.), a tempest distinguished by a rapid whirling and slow progressive motion, usually accompaned with severe thunder, lightning, and torrents of rain, and commonly of short duration and small breadth; a small cyclone.
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Tor*na"ri*a

(?), n.;
pl. Tornari (#).
[NL., fr. L. tornare to turn.] (Zol.) The peculiar free swimming larva of Balanoglossus. See Illust. in Append.
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