nival

adjective ni·val \ˈnīvəl\

Definition of nival

  1. :  characterized by, abounding with, or living in or under snow :  of or relating to a region of perennial snow nival flora nival climate

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Origin and Etymology of nival

Latin nivalis, from niv-, nix snow + -alis -al — more at snow


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