adjective Etymology: Latin palud-, palus marsh; akin to Sanskrit palvala pond Date: circa 1820 of or relating to marshes or fens ; marshy

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  • 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 …   Wikipedia

  • Paludal — Pa*lu dal, a. [L. palus, udis, a marsh.] Of or pertaining to marshes or fens; marshy. [R.] [1913 Webster] {Paludal fever}, malarial fever; so called because generated in marshy districts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paludal — [pə lo͞od′ l, pal′yoo dəl] adj. [ML paludalis < L palus (gen. paludis), marsh < IE base * pel > FULL1, Gr pēlos, clay, mud, bog] 1. of a marsh or marshes; marshy 2. Archaic malarial …   English World dictionary

  • paludal — adjective /pəˈluːdəl/ pertaining to marshes, marshy, palustral, especially designating a plants habitat , 1936: Omega Froid running out through the Gulf Stream into the paludal bed of the Sargasso Sea, running through the marsupials and the… …   Wiktionary

  • paludal — of a marsh or marshes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • paludal — /peuh loohd l, pal yeuh dl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to marshes. 2. produced by marshes, as miasma or disease. [1810 20; < L palud (s. of palus) swamp, marsh + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • paludal — Obsolete term for malarial. [L. palus, marsh] * * * pa·lu·dal pə lüd əl, pal yəd əl adj of or relating to marshes or fens …   Medical dictionary

  • paludal — Synonyms and related words: boggish, boggy, fenny, marish, marshy, mirish, miry, moorish, moory, muddy, paludous, poachy, quaggy, quagmiry, spouty, swampish, swampy, uliginous …   Moby Thesaurus

  • paludal — pÉ™ luːdl / lju adj. from marshes or swamps, caused by swamps or marshes (such as disease) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paludal — [pə l(j)u:d(ə)l, pal(j)ʊd(ə)l] adjective Ecology living or occurring in a marshy habitat. Origin C19: from L. palus, palud marsh + al …   English new terms dictionary

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