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English definition of “nimbostratus”

nimbostratus

noun [U]     /nɪm.bəʊˈstrɑː.təs/ US  /-ɔʊˈstræt̬.əs/ specialized
a type of stratus (= flat grey cloud ) formed in a wide thick layer at a low level and usually carrying rain → Compare altostratus, cirrostratusClouds, dew, fog and steam
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