karmic_serenity (karmic_serenity) wrote in 1word1day,


riparian \rih-PAIR-ee-uhn; ry-PAIR-ee-uhn\, adjective:

Of or pertaining to the bank of a river or stream.


Riparian is from the Latin, ripari-us + -an, from Latin ripa, the bank of a river.


Along its serpentine course, the Charles River widens and narrows, and its riparian sounds swell to crescendos in places or relax to the low purr of a river at peace.

-- Craig Lambert, Mind Over Water: Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing

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