[ nahy-vuhl ]
/ ˈnaɪ vəl /
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of or growing in snow: nival flora.
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Origin of nival
1650–60; <Latin nivālis of, belonging to snow, snowy, equivalent to niv- (stem of nix) snow + -ālis-al1
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British Dictionary definitions for nival
/ (ˈnaɪvəl) /
of or growing in or under snow
Word Origin for nival
C17: from Latin nivālis, from nix snow
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