AskDefine | Define paludal

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From Latin palus ‘marsh’.


IPA: /pə'lu:dəl/


  1. pertaining to marshes, marshy, palustral, especially designating a plant's habitat
    • 1936: Omega-Froid running out through the Gulf Stream into the paludal bed of the Sargasso Sea, running through the marsupials and the foraminifera — Henry Miller, Black Spring

Extensive Definition

Paludal is derived from the Latin word palus ("marsh").
  • Paludal, in geology, refers to sediments that accumulated in a marsh environment.
  • Paludal, in ecology, refers to the environment of a marsh.

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