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cumulus

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature, Meteorology, Geography
cumuluscu‧mu‧lus /ˈkjuːmjələs/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 DNa thick white cloud with a flat bottom edge
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cumulusThese clouds are unbroken, and never, for example, look like the billowy cumulus clouds of the Earth.He stood against them, watching the dark western sky and the ash-blue cumulus now edged with brilliant white.The sky is piled with sunlit June cumulus.The sky was blue, muddied with vast banks of cloud like cumulus from a volcano.The first hour proved fairly turbulent, as we skimmed under some cumulus build-ups.The cumulus cells will disperse gradually to release the enclosed eggs over the next 2-4 min.In fact the mountains were cumulus clouds and the roaring sound came from the surf.Shasta because of the chance of thunderstorms, with cumulus building on the 14,162-foot summit early in the morning.
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