Nival definitions

nī'vəl
Relating to, growing in or under, or living on snow cover.

Nival fauna.

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Of, or growing in or under, snow.
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(obsolete) Abounding with snow; snowy.

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Origin of nival

Latin nivālis from nix niv- snow sneigwh- in Indo-European roots