cloud band

[ kloud-band ]

noun
  1. Meteorology. a long, broad, nearly unbroken formation of clouds with a width usually greater than one degree of latitude and a length at least four times greater than its width: In this satellite photo, a large cloud band associated with a cold front can be seen off the east coast of the United States.: Compare atmospheric river.

  2. Fine Arts. a ribbonlike stylization of a cloud found especially in Chinese art and incorporated into the designs of Persian and Far Eastern rugs and carpets: The traditional Chinese cloud band is most conspicuous in the border of this rug.

Origin of cloud band

1
First recorded in 1870–75

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