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altocumulus

noun al·to·cu·mu·lus \ˌal-tō-ˈkyü-myə-ləs\
plural al·to·cu·mu·li\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Definition of ALTOCUMULUS

:  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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