false cirrus

High clouds with a cirruslike appearance, which appear in advance of and at the summit of a thunderstorm. False cirrus clouds do not have a feathery texture. Also called a thunderstorm cirrus.

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  • false cirrus — /fɔls ˈsɪrəs/ (say fawls siruhs) noun cirrus like clouds found over thunder clouds …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Cirrus cloud — A sky filled with many types of cirrus clouds Cirrus clouds (cloud classification symbol: Ci) are atmospheric clouds generally characterized by thin, wispy strands, giving them their name from the Latin word cirrus meaning a ringlet or curling… …   Wikipedia

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