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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Definitions for lacustrine

  1. of or relating to a lake.
  2. living or growing in lakes, as various organisms.
  3. formed at the bottom or along the shore of lakes, as geological strata.

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Citations for lacustrine
And then there came upon us a sudden squall, ferocious, that rocked the boat almost to overturning. I had of course heard often of these lacustrine storms, erupting and subsiding in minutes, but I had never before experienced one of them. Peter Ackroyd, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, 2008
A framed oil painting--a bucolic lacustrine scene in atrocious taste and worse execution--hung on the wall behind him. T. C. Boyle, The Women, 2009
Origin of lacustrine
Lacustrine finds its roots in the Latin word lacus meaning "lake." It entered English in the mid-1800s.