EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective 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;
) of lakes +
-ine 1 Related forms in·ter·la·cus·trine, adjective sub·la·cus·trine, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lacustrine Historical Examples of lacustrine
lacustrine villages of Switzerland do not all belong to the same period. Lacustrine sediments are absent throughout the Tertiary section.
The platforms of
lacustrine clay are called, in Kashmir, "karewah."
The beds overlying the boulder-clay are evidently of
A stroll from one end of its
lacustrine street to the other is lush with interest. British Dictionary definitions for lacustrine adjective of or relating to lakes living or growing in or on the shores of a lake Word Origin for lacustrine
C19: from Italian
lacustre, from Latin lacus lake
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Relating to lakes. Relating to a system of inland wetlands and deep-water habitats associated with freshwater lakes and reservoirs, characterized by the absence of trees, shrubs, or emergent vegetation. Compare marine palustrine riverine.
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