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nival

[ nahy-vuhl ]
/ ˈnaɪ vəl /
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adjective
of or growing in snow: nival flora.
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Origin of nival

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin nivālis “of, belonging to snow; covered with snow; snowy,” equivalent to niv- (stem of nix ) “snow” + -ālis -al1;see origin at snow
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British Dictionary definitions for nival

nival
/ (ˈnaɪvəl) /

adjective
of or growing in or under snow

Word Origin for nival

C17: from Latin nivālis, from nix snow
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