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Pluvial vs Rainy - What's the difference?

pluvial | rainy |

As adjectives the difference between pluvial and rainy

is that pluvial is of, pertaining to, or produced by rain while rainy is abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season.

As a noun pluvial

is (geology) a rainy period.

pluvial

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or produced by rain
  • (geology) occurring through the action of rain
  • Derived terms

    * pluvial lake

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geology) a rainy period
  • ----

    rainy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season.