noun, plural cir·ro·cu·mu·lus.
a cirriform cloud of a class characterized by thin, white patches, each of which is composed of very small granules or ripples: of high altitude, about 20,000–40,000 feet (6000–12,000 meters).
Origin of cirrocumulus
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Towards afternoon, cirrocumulus and cirrostratus began to appear moving northward.Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia
William John Wills
noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
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Plural cirrocumuli (sîr′ō-kyōōm′yə-lī′)
A high-altitude cloud composed of a series of small, regularly arranged cloudlets in the form of ripples or grains. Cirrocumulus clouds generally form between 6,100 and 12,200 m (20,000 and 40,000 ft) and are composed exclusively of ice crystals. See illustration at cloud.
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