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English noun: windfall

1. windfall (food) fruit that has fallen from the tree

Broader (hypernym)edible fruit

2. windfall (event) a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

SamplesThe demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line.

Synonymsbonanza, boom, bunce, godsend, gold rush, gravy, manna from heaven

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

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