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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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Examples

  • I admit there was a time when I didn't know a cirrus from a cumulus and sincerely believed that a lenticularis was a luxury car from Toyota.

    Toronto Sun

  • Since moving to the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains I have enjoyed frequent sightings of spectacular altocumulus standing lenticularis or lenticular cloud formations.

    Rich Wolf: Boulder UFOs Identified (Photos)

  • Since moving to the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains I have enjoyed frequent sightings of these spectacular altocumulus standing lenticularis or lenticular cloud formations.

    Rich Wolf: Boulder UFOs Identified (Photos)

  • Cirrocumulus Standing Lenticularis CSL are the rarest type of lenticularis, appearing at over 24,000 feet.

    Rich Wolf: Boulder UFOs Identified (Photos)

  • They are so rare because there are very few geological structures at that altitude, which are required for lenticularis to form.

    Rich Wolf: Boulder UFOs Identified (Photos)

  • Altocumulus Standing Lenticularis ASL are mid-level clouds that are the most common type of lenticularis, found between 8,000 and 20,000 feet.

    Rich Wolf: Boulder UFOs Identified (Photos)

  • _Lenticula_, a lentil, a freckly eruption; _lenticularis_, lentil-shaped; so the nat.ord. ought to be (if this be right) _lenticulariace√¶_.

    Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • Mr Wilton believes the cloud was an altocumulus lenticularis - an almond-shaped or lens-shaped mass of cloud that appears dense but quickly evaporates.

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  • Lenticular clouds - or altocumulus standing lenticularis - are stationary clouds that result from strong winds over rugged terrain and form at high altitudes.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • We find among the gramineous plants, in the savannah of Cumanacoa, the Paspalus lenticularis, Panicum ascendens, Pennisetum uniflorum, Gynerium saccharoides, Eleusine indica, etc.] [* Estanco real de tabaco, royal monopoly of tobacco.]

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

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