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

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The park is arguably one of the most famous in the world and covers 5,700 square miles of grassland, riverine forest, woodlands and savannah. Olivia Yasukwa And Torera Idowu, CNN, "5 of Africa's best national parks," 16 May 2017 Peter Handke commands one of the great German-language prose styles of the postwar period, a riverine rhetoric deep and swift and contrary of current. Joshua Cohen, New York Times, "Peter Handke’s Time-Traveling Tale of a Europe in Flux," 30 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of riverine

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of riverine was in 1853

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