How Are Clouds Named and What Does Cirrus Mean In Latin?

Cirrus means “curl of hair” in Latin.

The four main types of clouds were all named in Latin, according to what they looked like to someone standing on the ground.

Besides cirrus, cumulus. means “heap,” stratus means “layer,” and nimbus means “rain.”

how are clouds named and what does cirrus mean in latin

Why do clouds have Latin names? It’s just cooler that way.

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