Definition of paludal in English:

paludal

Pronunciation /ˈpal(j)ʊd(ə)l//pəˈl(j)uːd(ə)l/

adjective

Ecology
  • (of a plant, animal, or soil) living or occurring in a marshy habitat.

    • ‘Paludal tufas develop predominantly in waterlogged valley bottom situations, where line-sourced waters emerge from valley side and bottom aquifers.’
    • ‘A paludal atmosphere has the effect of shortening the duration of life.’
    marshy, swampy, miry, fenny, mucky, muddy, waterlogged, wet, soggy, sodden, squelchy, oozy, slimy
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Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin palus, palud- ‘marsh’ + -al.

Pronunciation

paludal

/ˈpal(j)ʊd(ə)l//pəˈl(j)uːd(ə)l/