arcus

arcus

[ahr-kuhs]
noun, plural arcus. Meteorology.
a dense, horizontal, roll-shaped cloud sometimes occurring at the lower front portion of a cumulonimbus.
Also called roll cloud.


Origin:
< Latin: bow, arch

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arcus ar·cus (är'kəs)
n. pl. arcus
A structure resembling a bent bow or an arch.

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