from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or resembling a river.
  • adjective Located on or inhabiting the banks of a river; riparian.
  • adjective Relating to a system of inland wetlands and deep-water habitats associated with nontidal flowing water, characterized by the absence of trees, shrubs, or emergent vegetation.
  • adjective Operating on or equipped to operate on rivers.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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river +‎ -ine



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