littoral


1lit·to·ral

adjective \ˈli-tə-rəl; ˌli-tə-ˈral, -ˈräl\

: of, relating to, or having a coast

Full Definition of LITTORAL

:  of, relating to, or situated or growing on or near a shore especially of the sea

Examples of LITTORAL

  1. <littoral warfare includes amphibious landings>

Origin of LITTORAL

Latin litoralis, from litor-, litus seashore
First Known Use: circa 1656

Related to LITTORAL

Other Oceanography Terms

littoral, sound

Rhymes with LITTORAL

2littoral

noun

Definition of LITTORAL

:  a coastal region; especially :  the shore zone between high tide and low tide points

First Known Use of LITTORAL

1828

Other Oceanography Terms

sound

Rhymes with LITTORAL

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