Of or pertaining to billows swelling or swollen into large waves full of billows or surges resembling billows
- characterized by great inflammation waves or surges
- Of or pertaining to billows; inflammation or swollen into huge waves; full of billows or surges; resembling billows.
1610s, from billow (n.) + -y (2). Associated: Billowiness.
(a.) Of or related to billows; swelling or distended into big waves; packed with billows or surges; resembling billows.
The billowy plains still remain in places, but in the vicinity of streams the billows give way to deep ravines.