Definition of paludal in English:

paludal

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

paludal

/pəˈl(j)uːd(ə)l/ /ˈpal(j)ʊd(ə)l/