Nival definition

nīvəl
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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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of nival

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin nivalis, from nix, nivis, snow.

    From Wiktionary