- of or growing in snow: nival flora.
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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- of or growing in or under snow
C17: from Latin nivālis, from nix snow