- of or relating to a lake.
- living or growing in lakes, as various organisms.
- formed at the bottom or along the shore of lakes, as geological strata.
Origin of lacustrine
1820–30; < Italian lacustr(e) of lakes + -ine1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for lacustrine
The lacustrine villages of Switzerland do not all belong to the same period.Primitive Man
Lacustrine sediments are absent throughout the Tertiary section.The Andes of Southern Peru
The platforms of lacustrine clay are called, in Kashmir, "karewah."Western Himalaya and Tibet
The beds overlying the boulder-clay are evidently of lacustrine origin.Fragments of Earth Lore
A stroll from one end of its lacustrine street to the other is lush with interest.The New North
Agnes Deans Cameron
- of or relating to lakes
- living or growing in or on the shores of a lake
C19: from Italian lacustre, from Latin lacus lake
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.