Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Definitions for cumulus
- A heap; pile.
- A cloud of a class characterized by dense individual elements in the form of puffs, mounds, or towers, with flat bases and tops that often resemble cauliflower.
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Citations for cumulus
He was organizing the year's remnants. He was logging and archiving and filing it all. The whole swollen yearlong cumulus.
"So where is it at, Minogue," asks the palatal man, aloft in a cumulus of webs and dust and creak.
Origin of cumulus
Cumulus stems from the Neo-Latin word meaning "heap, pile." It was first used to describe clouds in the early 1800s.