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 (plo͞o′vē-əs) also plu·vi·ose (-ōs′)
Characterized by heavy rainfall; rainy.

[Middle English, from Old French pluvieus, from Latin pluviōsus, from (aqua) pluvia, rain (water), feminine of pluvius, of rain, from pluere, to rain; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

plu′vi·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē) n.


(Historical Terms) the rainy month: the fifth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from Jan 21 to Feb 19
[C19 pluviose, C15 pluvious; see pluvious]
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Noun1.Pluviose - fifth month of the Revolutionary calendar (January and February); the rainy month
Revolutionary calendar - the calendar adopted by the first French Republic in 1793 and abandoned in 1805; dates were calculated from Sept. 22, 1792
Revolutionary calendar month - a month in the Revolutionary calendar
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That abolishes the Slavery of Blacks in the Colonies," 16 Pluviose an 2 (4 February 1794), CARAN Colonies CC/9a/9.
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