(Greek: stormy wind, whirlwind; from Greek mythology, Aëllo, a harpy; whose name literally means, "Stormswift")
Aello (s) (noun) (no pl)
In Greek mythology one of the Harpies that carried human beings away: Aello, one of the Harpy sisters, was the personification of the whirlwinds. In early accounts she was described as a winged beautiful maiden whose flight was swifter than that of a bird.
Later she was depicted with the body of a bird, claws of a lion, and the pale emaciated face of a woman.
aelophile (s) (noun), aelophiles (pl)
Any plants or their seeds, insects, or other creatures which are dispersed to other places by the wind: Being aelophiles, the dandelions let the wind or soft breezes distribute their seeds to different places in the early summer.
aelophilous (adjective), more aelophilous, most aelophilous
A reference to plants that are distributed by stormy winds: The aelophilous plants from Jim’s untidy garden spread a huge amount of pollen in the neighborhood.
aelophily (s) (noun), aelophilies (pl)
Anything which is scattered by the wind to other locations: On the wheat land, aelophilies started to grow after the stormy winds of the season.
aeolation, eolation (s) (noun); aeolations; eolations (pl)
Erosion of a land surface by wind-blown sand and dust: The aeolation on the sandstone surface made some gorgeous, artistic-like formations.
aeolian deposit, eolian deposit (s) (noun); aeolian deposits; eolian deposits (pl)
Wind-borne soil accumulations: There were a lot of people who had to clean the aeolian deposits off their windows after the severe wind storm finally ended.
aeolian, eolian (adjective); more aeolian, more eolian; most aeolian, most eolian
Pertaining to the effect of the wind: The aeolian action of the sand dunes in many African deserts resemble ocean waves.
Cross references of word groups that are related, directly or indirectly, to: "air, wind": aeolo-; aero-; anemo-; atmo-; austro-; flat-, flatu-; phys-; pneo-, -pnea; pneumato-; turb-; vent-; zephyro-.
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