Pluviosity - definition of pluviosity by The Free Dictionary
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.
raininess. — pluvious, adj.See also: Rain
raininess. — pluvious, adj.See also: Weather
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