cirrocumulus
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1803 a high-altitude cloud form consisting of small white rounded masses usually in regular groupings — see cloud illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cirrocumulus — [ sirokymylys ] n. m. • 1830; de cirrus et cumulus ♦ Nuage de la famille des cirrus, en flocons séparés (ciel moutonné). ● cirrocumulus nom masculin Nuage de la famille des cirrus se disposant en petits flocons ou en rides très fines (ciel… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cirrocumŭlus — Cirrocumŭlus, s. u. Cirrus 4) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cirrocumŭlus — (lat.), die federige Haufenwolke; Cirrostrātus, die federige Schichtwolke; s. Wolken …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cirrocumulus —   [lateinisch] der, /...li, Wolken …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cirrocumulus — 1803, from CIRRUS (Cf. cirrus) + CUMULUS (Cf. cumulus) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cirrocumulus — ► NOUN ▪ cloud forming a broken layer of small fleecy clouds at high altitude …   English terms dictionary

  • cirrocumulus — [sir΄ō kyo͞o′myə ləs] n. the type of white cloud that resembles a small puff, flake, or streak, found at high altitudes and consisting of ice crystals and water droplets; mackerel sky: see CLOUD …   English World dictionary

  • Cirrocumulus — Wolken: Klassifikation Gattungen Cirrus Ci Cirrocumulus Cc Cirrostratus Cs Altocumulus Ac Altostratus As Stratocumulus Sc Stratus St Cumulus Cu Nimbostratus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cirrocumulus — UK [ˌsɪrəʊˈkjuːmjələs] / US [ˌsɪroʊˈkjumjələs] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms cirrocumulus : singular cirrocumulus plural cirrocumuli UK [ˌsɪrəʊˈkjumjəlaɪ] / US [ˌsɪroʊˈkjumjəlaɪ] science small round clouds that form lines high in the… …   English dictionary

  • cirrocumulus — cirrocumular, cirrocumulative /sir oh kyooh myeuh lay tiv, leuh tiv/, cirrocumulous, adj. /sir oh kyooh myeuh leuhs/, n., pl. cirrocumulus. a cirriform cloud of a class characterized by thin, white patches, each of which is composed of very small …   Universalium

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