altocumulus

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

Definition of altocumulus

plural altocumuli play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
: a fleecy mid-altitude cloud formation consisting of large whitish globular masses with shaded portions — see cloud illustration

Origin and Etymology of altocumulus

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


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