Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday word: Virga

Another weather term. :-)

Virga: [vur-guh]

Noun:  Precipitation that falls from clouds but evaporates before it hits the ground. Essentially, it's rain that doesn't make it all the way to earth..

Origin: Latin, literally translating into "rod," "streak," "twig," or "branch."


This weather phenomenon has also been observed on Venus (in the form of sulfuric acid), Jupiter, and Mars.
Tags: latin, noun, v, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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