littoral[ lit-er-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF littoral
Synonyms for littoral
- of the sea
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LITTORAL
Mexican national life has not developed much upon the littoral.
These remarks apply chiefly to littoral and sublittoral deposits.
It had been repacked in littoral sand only found in an ancient sea-board in Germany.
But the littoral of Western Africa is gifted with a flora as luxuriant as it is varied.
They are, for the most part, shallow-water or littoral forms.
Maize is very prolific throughout the littoral and on the tableland.
There is one Headman of some importance between them and the littoral.
Later he was entrusted with the control of the whole of the Mediterranean littoral.
The motor-boat was nearing the centre of a deep indentation in the littoral.
French blood will not colonize even the Mediterranean littoral.
"pertaining to the seashore," 1650s, from Latin littoralis "of or belonging to the seashore," from litus (genitive litoris) "seashore" (cf. Lido), of unknown origin, possibly from PIE root *lei- "to flow." The noun is first recorded 1828, from Italian littorale, originally an adjective, from Latin littoralis.