limitrophe


lim·i·trophe

adjective \ˈli-mə-ˌtrōf, -ˌtrf\

Definition of LIMITROPHE

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

Origin 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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