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accessory cloud

accessory cloud  

A small cloud that is seen to be associated with a much larger cloud belonging to one of the ten cloud genera (see cloud classification). Pileus, tuba, and velum are accessory clouds.
cumulonimbus

cumulonimbus  

A low-based, rain-bearing cumulus cloud, dark grey at the base and white at the crown, which spreads into an anvil shape, as it is levelled by strong upper-air winds.
floccus

floccus  

From the Latin floccus meaning ‘tuft’, a species of cloud with a tufted appearance, the lower parts of which are rather ragged, often with virga. The species is most associated with cirrus, ...
pannus

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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2008

[Latin: ‘shred’]

An accessory cloud that consists of ragged shreds of cloud, which sometimes form a semi-continuous layer beneath the

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