- of, adjacent to, or living on, the bank of a river or, sometimes, of a lake, pond,
- designating any right enjoyed by the owner of riparian land
< L riparius
river bank < IE * reipā
, steep edge < base * rei-,
to slit, cut > rive
, , reap
Example Sentences Including 'riparian'
According to Amapá's government, the Navegar project uses advanced technology to reduce the geographical distance among riparian villages.
Over the stink of exhaust and hot metal, he was certain he could already smell the homeless man's riparian scent.
USA Today (2004)
Tufted in thick clumps of willow, birch, and alder, the area provides prime riparian habitat for moose and good cover for snowshoe hares.
THE BLUE BEAR (2002)
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