noun, plural nim·bi [nim-buh bahy] /ˈnɪm bəbaɪ/, nim·bus·es.
Origin of nimbus
Examples from the Web for nimbi
Each have nimbi of a blue colour, surmounted by crosses, with globular extremities.
I have printed nimbiferi in preference to nubiferi because Jupiter is linked with nimbi at two other passages.
They and their emblems are painted; the nimbi and the ribs of the shells are gilded.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
noun plural -bi (-baɪ) or -buses
- a dark grey rain-bearing cloud
- (in combination)cumulonimbus clouds
- an emanation of light surrounding a saint or deity
- a representation of this emanation
Word Origin for nimbus
1610s, "bright cloud surrounding a god," from Latin nimbus "cloud," perhaps related to nebula "cloud, mist" (see nebula). Meaning "halo" is first recorded c.1730. Meteorological sense of "a rain cloud" is from 1803.