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noun Cir"rus
  1. [Bot] A tendril or clasper.
  2. [Zoöl]
    1. A soft tactile appendage of the mantle of many Mollusca, and of the parapodia of Annelida. Those near the head of annelids are Tentacular cirri; those of the last segment are caudal cirri.
    2. The jointed, leglike organs of Cirripedia. See Annelida, and Polychæta.
  3. [Zoöl] The external male organ of trematodes and some other worms, and of certain Mollusca.
  4. [Meteor] See under Cloud.

Note: ☞ In some of the inferior animals the cirri aid in locomotion; in others they are used in feeding; in the Annelida they are mostly organs of touch. Some cirri are branchial in function.

Etymology: L., lock, curl, ringlet

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  1. A slender flexible animal appendage as on barnacles or crinoids or many insects; often tactile
  2. A wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
  3. Usually coiled

From Latin cirrus (“curl”).

A sky filled with clouds
  1. (botany) A tendril.
  2. (zoology) A thin tendril-like appendage.
  3. (meteorology) A principal high-level cloud type characterised by white, delicate filaments or wisps, of white (or mostly white) patches, or of narrow bands, found at an altitude of above 7000 metres.

cirrus was also found in the following language(s): Finnish and Latin

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Fun Facts about the name Cirrus

  • How Popular is the name Cirrus? Cirrus is the 80,124th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cirrus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Cirrus in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cirrus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2002 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cirrus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cirrus is Friday, November 26th, 1937.
  • What year had the most people named Cirrus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cirrus was in 2002 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cirrus: Your name in reverse order is Surric. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irscur. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Cirrus born Oct 20, 1926

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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