from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun meteorology a cloud species which consists of rounded lens shaped of cloud, often forming near mountains. Associated with cirrocumulus, and altocumulus, and sometimes stratocumulus genera.


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