Definition of pluvial in English:
Relating to or characterized by rainfall: the alternation of pluvial and arid periods in the Quaternary
More example sentences
- Left by a passing glacier, the boulders acted as umbrellas to the softer rock beneath, protecting it from pluvial erosion.
- Evidence of pluvial lakes have been used in the reconstruction of palaeoclimates, using shoreline evidence and analysis of lake sediments to link lake levels to climate.
- That is, if the pluvial conditions are such that a rainbow is produced, then that rainbow will look very different from the norm.
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Mid 17th century: from Latin pluvialis, from pluvia 'rain'.
Words that rhyme with pluvialalluvial, diluvial, fluvial
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