billow cloud

noun

Definition of billow cloud

: a long narrow cloud or usually a series of such clouds roughly parallel to each other caused by the flow of one layer of air over another producing waves at their interface the relatively cold crests of which are cloud-capped and their relatively warm troughs clear when the humidity is just right

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“Billow cloud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/billow%20cloud. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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