nimbostratus

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

Definition of nimbostratus

: 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


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