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altocumulus

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noun, al·to·cu·mu·lus \ˌal-tō-ˈkyü-myə-ləs\

Definition of altocumulus

plural altocumuliplay \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

  1. :  a fleecy mid-altitude cloud formation consisting of large whitish globular masses with shaded portions — see cloud illustration



Origin of altocumulus

New Latin, from Latin altus + New Latin -o- + cumulus


First Known Use: 1884


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