nimbostratus

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noun nim·bo·stra·tus \ˌnim-bō-ˈstrā-təs, -ˈstra-\

Definition of nimbostratus

  1. :  a low dark layer of gray cloud usually producing light continuous rain or snow — see cloud illustration

Origin and Etymology of nimbostratus

New Latin, from Latin nimbus + New Latin stratus stratus


First Known Use: circa 1909


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