cumulus congestus

noun
cumulus con·ges·tus | \-kənˈjestəs\
plural cumuli congesti\-ˌstī, -(ˌ)stē \

Definition of cumulus congestus 

: a swelling cumulus cloud of cauliflower appearance

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History and Etymology for cumulus congestus

New Latin, literally, pressed together, thick cumulus

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