(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.


raininess. — pluvious, adj.
See also: Rain
raininess. — pluvious, adj.
See also: Weather
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