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riverine

[ riv-uh-rahyn, -reen, -er-in ]
/ ˈrɪv əˌraɪn, -ˌrin, -ər ɪn /
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adjective

of or relating to a river.
situated or dwelling beside a river.

RELATED WORDS

marshy, seaside, marginal, littoral, skirting

Nearby words

riverbed, riverboat, riverdale, riverfront, riverhead, riverine, rivers, rivers, larry, riverscape, riverside, riverview

Origin of riverine

First recorded in 1855–60; river1 + -ine1
Related formstrans·riv·er·ine, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for riverine

riverine

/ (ˈrɪvəˌraɪn) /

adjective

of, like, relating to, or produced by a river
located or dwelling near a river; riparian
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Word Origin and History for riverine

riverine


adj.

1849, from river + -ine (1). French form riverain is attested from 1858.

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Science definitions for riverine

riverine

[ rĭvə-rīn′, -rēn′ ]

Relating to, formed by, or resembling a river.
Relating to a system of inland wetlands and deep-water habitats associated with nontidal flowing water, characterized by the absence of trees, shrubs, or emergent vegetation. Compare lacustrine marine palustrine.
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