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

First Known Use of nimbostratus

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nimbostratus

New Latin, from Latin nimbus + New Latin stratus stratus

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