(of a cumulonimbus cloud) having a cirriform upper portion that resembles an anvil or a disorderly mass of hair.
Origin of capillatus
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Hence crinitus means nothing more than covered with hair; capillatus is used in opp.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes