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pluvial

  1. of, relating to, or due to the action of rain.
  2. any period during which the climate was wetter than now, usually applied to periods during the PLEISTOCENE EPOCH.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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