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limitrophe

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adjective lim·i·trophe \ˈli-mə-ˌtrōf, -ˌtrȯf\

Definition of limitrophe

  1. :  situated on a border or frontier :  adjacent <the area limitrophe to the river>



Origin and Etymology of limitrophe

French, from Late Latin limitrophus bordering upon, literally, providing subsistence for frontier troops, irregular from Latin limit-, limes boundary + Greek trophos feeder, from trephein to nourish


First Known Use: 1763


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