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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Definitions for lacustrine

  1. of or relating to a lake.
  2. living or growing in lakes, as various organisms.
  3. formed at the bottom or along the shore of lakes, as geological strata.

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Citations for lacustrine
And then there came upon us a sudden squall, ferocious, that rocked the boat almost to overturning. I had of course heard often of these lacustrine storms, erupting and subsiding in minutes, but I had never before experienced one of them. Peter Ackroyd, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, 2008
A framed oil painting--a bucolic lacustrine scene in atrocious taste and worse execution--hung on the wall behind him. T. C. Boyle, The Women, 2009
Origin of lacustrine
1820-1830
Lacustrine finds its roots in the Latin word lacus meaning "lake." It entered English in the mid-1800s.
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