Meaning of virga

vir•ga

Pronunciation: (vûr'gu), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Meteorol.
  1. streaks of water drops or ice particles falling out of a cloud and evaporating before reaching the ground (distinguished from praecipitatio).
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