fluvial

adjective flu·vi·al \ ˈflü-vē-əl \

Definition of fluvial

1 :of, relating to, or living in a stream or river
2 :produced by the action of a stream
  • a fluvial plain

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Origin and Etymology of fluvial

Middle English, from Latin fluvialis, from fluvius river, from fluere


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