Meaning of CUMULUS in English


/kyooh"myeuh leuhs/ , n. , pl. cumulus .

1. a heap; pile.

2. a cloud of a class characterized by dense individual elements in the form of puffs, mounds, or towers, with flat bases and tops that often resemble cauliflower: as such clouds develop vertically, they form cumulonimbus.

[ 1650-60; ]

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