altocumulus cloud


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altocumulus cloud

[¦al·tō¦kyüm·yə·ləs ′klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A principal cloud type, white or gray or both white and gray in color; occurs as a layer or patch with a waved aspect, the elements of which appear as laminae, rounded masses, or rolls; frequently appears at different levels in a given sky. Abbreviated Ac.