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El Nino

Definitions of El Nino
  1. noun
    (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time
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    types:
    El Nino southern oscillation
    a more intense El Nino that occurs every few years when the welling up of cold nutrient-rich water does not occur; kills plankton and fish and affects weather patterns
    type of:
    ocean current
    the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
  2. noun
    the Christ child
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    example of:
    Christ, Deliverer, Good Shepherd, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Redeemer, Savior, Saviour, the Nazarene
    a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
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