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plu·vi·ous(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.
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(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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|Noun||1.||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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