cumulus clouds

[(kyooh-myuh-luhs)]

Large, white, puffy clouds that generally appear during fair weather, although they also form thunderheads on hot days. Some carry rain.


Nearby words

  1. cumulo-,
  2. cumulonimbus,
  3. cumulostratus,
  4. cumulous,
  5. cumulus,
  6. cun,
  7. cuna,
  8. cunard,
  9. cunaxa,
  10. cunctation

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