altocumulus castellatus

noun

altocumulus cas·​tel·​la·​tus
-ˌkastəˈlātəs,
-ät-
plural altocumuli castellati
-ˈlātˌī,
-ˈlät(ˌ)ē
: an altocumulus shaped like a tower

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/altocumulus%20castellatus. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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