[ploo-vee-uh s]

Origin of pluvious

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Latin word pluviōsus. See pluvial, -ous
Related formsplu·vi·os·i·ty [ploo-vee-os-i-tee] /ˌplu viˈɒs ɪ ti/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for pluviosity



  1. of or relating to rain; rainy

Word Origin for pluvious

C15: from Late Latin pluviōsus full of rain, from pluvia rain, from pluere to rain
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