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nival

[nahy-vuh l] /ˈnaɪ vəl/
adjective
1.
of or growing in snow:
nival flora.
Origin
1650-1660
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

nival

/ˈnaɪvəl/
adjective
1.
of or growing in or under snow
Word Origin
C17: from Latin nivālis, from nix snow
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