storm, characterised by extreme fury
and sudden changes of the wind, and usually accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively. "Like the smoke
in a hurricane
whirl'd." (Tennyson) "Each guilty thought to me is A dreadful
" (Massinger) Hurricane bird See Deck.
Origin: Sp. Hurracan; orig. A Carib word signifying, a tall wind.
Source: Websters Vocabulary