Mammatus meaning

mə-măt'əs, -mä'təs, -mā'-, măm'ə-təs
A cloud formation consisting of rounded, usually smooth protuberances that appear to hang down from the base of cumulonimbus or other clouds.
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Origin of mammatus

  • From Latin mammātus having breasts from mamma breast mā-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition