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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Nimbus,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. nimbo: a cloud: classically: “a violent or pouring rain, a rain-storm; a black rain-cloud, a thunder-cloud; a cloud in general, so the “bright cloud or cloud-shaped splendor which enveloped the gods when they appeared on earth”; a head-band, frontlet, “worn by females to make the forehead appear small”; as in English: cloud, of things which spread out like a cloud, as a great quantity of flowers; a vessel with many holes in it ... for sprinkling liquid perfumes (nimbus vitreus)” (Lewis and Short); see cloud; see halo (English); see cloud.

NOTE: ‘cloud’ here is used in reference to mist, vapor, spray zones, anything with a moist atmosphere.

 

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