thunderhead

[ thuhn-der-hed ]
/ ˈθʌn dərˌhɛd /

noun Meteorology.

the upper portion of a cumulus cloud characterized by dense, sharply defined, cauliflowerlike upper parts and sometimes by great verticality.

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Origin of thunderhead

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; thunder + head
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British Dictionary definitions for thunderhead

thunderhead
/ (ˈθʌndəˌhɛd) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian the anvil-shaped top of a cumulonimbus cloud
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