nimbostratus


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Related to nimbostratus: cumulonimbus, altocumulus

nim·bo·strat·us

 (nĭm′bō-străt′əs, -strā′təs)
n.
A low, gray, often dark cloud that precipitates rain, snow, or sleet.

nimbostratus

(ˌnɪmbəʊˈstreɪtəs; -ˈstrɑːtəs)
n, pl -ti (-taɪ)
(Physical Geography) a dark-coloured rain-bearing stratus cloud

nim•bo•stra•tus

(ˌnɪm boʊˈstreɪ təs, -ˈstræt əs)

n., pl. -stra•ti (-ˈstreɪ taɪ, -ˈstræt aɪ)
a cloud of a class characterized by a formless dark layer; a rain cloud of the layer type, of low altitude.
[1885–90]

nim·bo·strat·us

(nĭm′bō-străt′əs)
A low, gray, dark cloud formation often covering the entire sky. Nimbostratus clouds usually produce steady rain, sleet, or snow.
Translations

nimbostratus

[ˌnɪmbəʊˈstreɪtəs] N (nimbostrati (pl)) [ˌnɪmbəʊstreɪtaɪ]nimbostrato m
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