stratocumulus

stratocumulus

[strey-toh-kyoo-myuh-luhs, strat-oh-]
noun, plural stratocumulus.
a cloud of a class characterized by large dark, rounded masses, usually in groups, lines, or waves, the individual elements being larger than those in altocumulus and the whole being at a lower altitude, usually below 8000 feet (2400 meters).

Origin:
1890–95; strato- + -cumulus

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stratocumulus (ˌstrætəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs, ˌstreɪtəʊ-)
 
n , pl -li
meteorol a uniform stretch of cloud containing dark grey globular masses

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stratocumulus   (strāt'ō-kym'yə-ləs)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural stratocumuli (strāt'ō-kym'yə-lī')
A low-altitude, often patchy cloud occurring in extensive horizontal layers with distinct, rounded tops. See illustration at cloud.
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