palustral

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin palustris, from palūs (swamp).

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palustral (comparative more palustral, superlative most palustral)

  1. Pertaining to or living in marshes; marshy.
    • 1956, Robert Leslie Usinger, Aquatic Insects of California, page 145:
      Telebasis salva is found in shallow waters containing palustral vegetation.
    • 1958, Sylvia Plath, ‘Frog Autumn’:
      The insects are scant, skinny. / In these palustral homes we only / Croak and wither.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      Its archaic handsomeness, nemoral and chthonic, is the palustral involution of the vagina folded out and distended, cave become tower, as elegant a morphology as the spreading of the conifer leaf into oak and elm.

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