The first pioneer to reach the riparian tributary where Kansas City now shimmers was, in fact, on the lam himself.
In the heart of the Olympic Park there are riparian meadows of wildflowers whose color and glory are heartbreaking.
Nests are placed at medium elevations in riparian trees, in Kansas chiefly cottonwood, or in beds of emergent marsh vegetation.
Would he be wondering why I was absent from our riparian bachelor home?
The riparian Franks, pre-eminent as lovers of liberty, were the first who broke away from the rule of this law.
How long he might have enjoyed its riparian seclusion is not known.
Theory and practice agree upon the rule that rivers are part of the territory of the riparian State.
In the south it is riparian and low, much given to anglers and visitors.
The longer his riparian reflections were continued, the greater his sanctity became.
Brush, in ravines, at woodland edge, and in riparian thickets.
pertaining to the banks of a river or stream
Latin ripa 'bank, shore'
"of or pertaining to river banks," 1849, with -an + Latin riparius "of a river bank," from riparia "shore," later used in reference to the stream flowing between the banks, from ripa "(steep) bank of a river, shore," probably literally "break" (and indicating the drop off from ground level to the stream bed), or else "that which is cut out by the river," from PIE root *rei- "to scratch, tear, cut" (cf. Greek ereipia "ruins," eripne "slope, precipice;" Old Norse rifa "break, to tear apart;" Danish rift "breach," Middle High German rif "riverbank, seashore;" English riven, rift).
Relating to or inhabiting the banks of a natural course of water. Riparian zones are ecologically diverse and contribute to the health of other aquatic ecosystems by filtering out pollutants and preventing erosion. Salmon in the Pacific Northwest feed off riparian insects; trees such as the black walnut, the American sycamore, and the cottonwood thrive in riparian environments.