altocumulus castellatus


altocumulus cas·​tel·​la·​tus
plural altocumuli castellati
: an altocumulus shaped like a tower

Word History


New Latin, from altocumulus + Medieval Latin castellatus past participle of castellare to fortify

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of altocumulus castellatus was in 1905

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“Altocumulus castellatus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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