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riverine

[riv-uh-rahyn, -reen, -er-in] /ˈrɪv əˌraɪn, -ˌrin, -ər ɪn/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a river.
2.
situated or dwelling beside a river.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; river1 + -ine1
Related forms
transriverine, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for riverine

riverine

/ˈrɪvəˌraɪn/
adjective
1.
of, like, relating to, or produced by a river
2.
located or dwelling near a river; riparian
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Word Origin and History for riverine
adj.

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

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riverine in Science
riverine
  (rĭv'ə-rīn', -rēn')   
  1. Relating to, formed by, or resembling a river.

  2. 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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