riverine

adjective
riv·​er·​ine | \ ˈri-və-ˌrīn How to pronounce riverine (audio) , -ˌrēn \

Definition of riverine

1 : relating to, formed by, or resembling a river
2 : living or situated on the banks of a river

Examples of riverine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trip ended with an evening cruise aboard a private pontoon; the camp's flickering torchlight is the only thing that distracts from the soundlessness of the riverine realm after the sun sets behind the ancient jackalberries. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 Wolfe inspired me to work with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to learn more of this riverine history and to apply that knowledge to a digital remapping of Southern Appalachia. Gregory Smithers, The New Republic, 17 Jan. 2022 Its riverine swamplands host jillions of buzzy insects, which in turn make Alaska the destination of billions of breeding birds in spring and summer. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Nov. 2021 Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, tops our list for melding traditional decor with riverine surrounds, but don’t sleep on other five-star resorts like Amandari, COMO Uma Ubud, Four Seasons at Sayan, and Capella Ubud. Brandon Presser, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Oct. 2021 Reaching the villages involves two thin riverine crossings on rickety boats and at least an hour’s walk on dirt tracks. Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2021 Sahera was living at the time in Sukharjar, a riverine village in the remote Indian state of Assam. New York Times, 15 Sep. 2021 The government’s emphasis on building dams, dikes, and levees to prevent riverine floods has been less effective in ensuring the protection of growing cities on floodplains, especially amid extreme rain, experts say. Seth Borenstein, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Aug. 2021 Game drives and bush walks are the big attraction here, with opportunities to see the Big Five and many other animals; in the evening, the swimming pool and its sun deck overlooking riverine woodlands are perfect spots for bird-watching. John Wogan, Travel + Leisure, 8 July 2020 See More

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First Known Use of riverine

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Apr 2022

Cite this Entry

“Riverine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riverine. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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