Typhoon

Ty*phoon"

(?), n. [Earlier tuffoon, tuffon, Pg. tufo, Ar. tufn a violent storm; probably fr. Gr. tyfw^n, tyfw^s, a violent whirlwind, that rushes upward from the earth, whirling clouds of dust (cf. Typhus); or perhaps from Chin. t'ai-fung a cyclonic wind.] A violent whirlwind; specifically, a violent whirlwind occurring in the Chinese seas.
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Ty"phos

(?), n. [NL.] (Med.) Typhus. [Obs.]
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