mother-of-pearl cloud.

[1930-35]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • mother-of-pearl cloud — noun a luminous iridescent cloud at a high altitude that may be seen when the sun is a few degrees below the horizon • Syn: ↑nacreous cloud • Hypernyms: ↑cloud * * * noun : nacreous cloud * * * mother of pearl cloud, = nacreous cloud. (Cf …   Useful english dictionary

  • mother-of-pearl cloud. — See nacreous cloud. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mother of Pearl Cloud — rare high cloud formed in stratosphere delicate and iridescent after sunset …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Mother of pearl (disambiguation) — Mother of pearl is a common name for Nacre. It can also refer to: Mother of Pearl (song), a song by Roxy Music from the album Stranded Mother of Pearl (song), a song by Grotus Mother of Pearl, a song by Nellie McKay from the album Obligatory… …   Wikipedia

  • Cloud — For other uses, see Cloud (disambiguation). Cumulus cloudscape over Swifts Creek, Australia A cloud …   Wikipedia

  • nacreous cloud — noun a luminous iridescent cloud at a high altitude that may be seen when the sun is a few degrees below the horizon • Syn: ↑mother of pearl cloud • Hypernyms: ↑cloud * * * noun : a luminous iridescent cloud that occurs at altitudes of about… …   Useful english dictionary

  • polar stratospheric cloud — noun A relatively rare type of clouds that occurs high in the stratosphere; polar stratospheric clouds often resemble mother of pearl as they shine in vivid colours, known as irisation Syn: mother of pearl cloud, nacreous cloud …   Wiktionary

  • nacreous cloud — A highly layered cloud with an iri descent appearance. It is akin to high altitude cirrus clouds. Also called a mother of pearl cloud. Clouds of unknown composition, whose form resembles that of cirrus or altocumulus lenticularis. These clouds… …   Aviation dictionary

  • nacreous cloud — a rarely seen, luminous, iridescent cloud shaped like a cirrus or altocumulus, approximately 15 mi. (24 km) above the earth, and of unknown composition. Also called mother of pearl cloud. * * * …   Universalium

  • List of cloud types — Clouds are formed in Earth s atmosphere when water evaporates into vapor from oceans, lakes, and ponds or by evapotranspiration over moist areas of Earth s land surface. The vapor rises up into colder areas of the atmosphere due to convective,… …   Wikipedia


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