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Meaning of LITTORAL

Pronunciation:  'liturul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean
  2. [adj]  of or relating to a coastal or shore region

LITTORAL is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: litoral, littoral zone, sands
 See Also: coast, seacoast, sea-coast, seashore



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lit"to*ral\, a. [L. littoralis, litoralis, from
littus, litus, the seashore: cf. F. littoral.]
1. Of or pertaining to a shore, as of the sea.

2. (Biol.) Inhabiting the seashore, esp. the zone between
   high-water and low-water mark.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Pertaining to or along the shore, particularly to describe currents, deposits, and drift.
Thesaurus Terms
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