rain cloud

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rain cloud

[′rān ‚klau̇d]
(meteorology)
Any cloud from which rain falls; a popular term having no technical denotation.
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He passed over these people like a dark nimbus cloud. He once referred to ordinary farmers as 'the grazing multitude.'"
Nimbus clouds that often form over Indian skies are capable of producing storms, lightning and even tornadoes but remain below 6000 metres.
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When there is extreme heat, cumulu nimbus clouds easily form.