follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

paludal

[puh-lood-l, pal-yuh-dl] /pəˈlud l, ˈpæl yə dl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to marshes.
2.
produced by marshes, as miasma or disease.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Latin palūd- (stem of palūs) swamp, marsh + -al1
Related forms
postpaludal, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for paludal
  • Regional drainage was diverted into this low-lying area, thus initiating fluvial and paludal sedimentation.
  • The lower part is interpreted to have been deposited in coastal plain, paludal, and brackish-water environments.
British Dictionary definitions for paludal

paludal

/pəˈljuːdəl; ˈpæljʊdəl/
adjective (rare)
1.
of, relating to, or produced by marshes
2.
malarial
Word Origin
C19: from Latin palus marsh; related to Sanskrit palvala pond
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for paludal

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for paludal

10
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for paludal