limitrophe

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

Definition of limitrophe

: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


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