Definition of riparian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//raɪˈpeəriən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//raɪˈperiən//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1(specialist) growing in, living in, or relating to areas of wet land near to a river or stream
  2. 2(law) on, near or relating to the bank of a river
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Latin riparius (from ripa ‘bank’) + -an.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: riparian