Origin of interfluve

1900–05; back formation from interfluvial lying between streams. See inter-, fluvial
Related formsin·ter·flu·vi·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for interfluve


  1. a ridge or area of land dividing two river valleys
Derived Formsinterfluvial, adjective

Word Origin for interfluve

C20: back formation from interfluvial, from inter- + Latin fluvius river
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interfluve in Science


  1. The region of higher land between two rivers that are in the same drainage system.
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