from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or resembling a river.
  • adj. 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).
  • adj. Operating on or equipped to operate on rivers: riverine units of the Marine Corps.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to rivers, or located on or by a river

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a river; resembling a river in any way.


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river +‎ -ine



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