Virga meaning

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(music, uncountable) A type of note used in plainsong notation, having a tail.
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Wisps of precipitation streaming from a cloud but evaporating before reaching the ground.
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(meteorol.) Long streamers or wispy streaks of water or ice particles falling from the base of a cloud but evaporating completely before reaching the ground.
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Light wisps of precipitation streaming from a cloud but evaporating before reaching the ground, especially when the air below is low in humidity.
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(meteorology, countable) A streak of rain or snow that is dissipated in falling and does not reach the ground, commonly appearing descending from a cloud layer.
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Origin of virga

  • Latin twig, virga

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin virga (“rod").

    From Wiktionary