drosometer

[ droh-som-i-ter, druh- ]
/ droʊˈsɒm ɪ tər, drə- /

noun

an instrument for measuring the amount of dew formed on a given surface.

Nearby words

  1. dropt,
  2. dropwort,
  3. drosera,
  4. droshky,
  5. drosky,
  6. drosophila,
  7. dross,
  8. drossy,
  9. droste-hülshoff,
  10. drought

Origin of drosometer

1815–25; < Greek dróso(s) dew + -meter

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British Dictionary definitions for drosometer

drosometer

/ (drɒˈsɒmɪtə) /

noun

an instrument that measures the amount of dew deposited

Word Origin for drosometer

C19: from Greek drosos dew + -meter

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