What Are Rain Clouds Called?

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A rain cloud is called nimbus. A nimbus cloud is a cloud that produces precipitation. Usually the precipitation reaches the ground as rain, hail or snow. However, precipitation is not a requirement. Falling precipitation may evaporate as virga.
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Its either Cirrostratus, Cumulonimbus, Nimbostratus, or Altocumulus.sorry i couldn't specifically answer your question. I was trying to find out the same thing and these are the answers
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Two cloud types:cumulus and stratus.If a cloud produces rain or snow it gets either
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( ′rān ′klau̇d ) (meteorology) Any cloud from which rain falls; a popular term having no technical denotation.
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