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- n. a cloud species which consists of rounded lens shaped of cloud, often forming near mountains. Associated with cirrocumulus, and altocumulus, and sometimes stratocumulus genera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In meteorology, a term adopted by the International Conference at Innsbruck, September, 1905, for clouds having an ovoid form with sharp edges: as, cumulus lenticularis, cumulo-stratus lenticularis. Such clouds occur especially in connection with sirocco, mistral and foehn winds, and frequently show rainbow colors.
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