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Definition of "riverine" [riverine]

  • Relating to or resembling a river. (adjective)
  • Located on or inhabiting the banks of a river; riparian: "Members of a riverine tribe ... were wading in the swamp, whose water they had impounded in a series of dams” ( Alex Shoumatoff). (adjective)
  • Operating on or equipped to operate on rivers: riverine units of the Marine Corps. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "riverine" in a sentence
  • "They found that 4.8 billion people -- nearly 80 percent of the world's population -- live in areas with grave threats to human water security or riverine biodiversity."
  • "He served in Korea as an Air Force intelligence analyst and later served in a riverine unit in Vietnam."
  • "Porter served in Korea and later in Vietnam with a riverine warfare group before retiring in"