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cumulus (s) (noun), cumuli (pl)
1. A cloud formation that resembles thick, snowy-white hills with darker horizontal bases: The cumulus cloud rolled ominously across the sky today.
2. Large white puffy clouds which usually appear during fair weather. Some cumuli form thunderheads on hot days and may even carry rain.
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cumulus clouds
Latin for "heap", they are heaps of separated cloud masses with flat bottoms and cauliflower tops.

These lumpy towers of clouds are usually found at low levels, below 6,500 feet and they are formed by updrafts of air, or thermals.

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