limitrophe

adjective
lim·​i·​trophe | \ ˈli-mə-ˌtrōf How to pronounce limitrophe (audio) , -ˌtrȯf \

Definition of limitrophe

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

First Known Use of limitrophe

1763, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Limitrophe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limitrophe. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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