of or growing in snow: nival flora.

1650–60; < Latin nivālis of, belonging to snow, snowy, equivalent to niv- (stem of nix) snow + -ālis -al1 Unabridged
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nival (ˈnaɪvəl)
of or growing in or under snow
[C17: from Latin nivālis, from nix snow]

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The contest for the queen of the car nival is now on and will close at midnight on the opening night.
The solid fronts of green, intermingled with the car nival colors of cardinal and white, make an attractive and pleasing sight.
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