[riv-uh-rahyn, -reen, -er-in]
Origin of riverine
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Examples from the Web for riverine
The distinction is an odd one, but it holds good in the riverine mind.The Naturalist on the Thames
C. J. Cornish
The sign of peace with these riverine natives appears to be the pouring of water on their heads with their hands.
Amongst these, as amongst the Moxo and so many other riverine tribes in Amazonia, a slow transformation is in progress.Man, Past and Present
Agustus Henry Keane
This egg-laying operation is a grand affair for the riverine Indians of the Amazon and its tributaries.Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
The riverine villages had all been deserted, and the tributary down which he had travelled was at all times little frequented.Samba
- 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
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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