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Word of the Day - "littoral"

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littoral \LIH-tuh-rul\ adjective/noun
     : (adj) of, relating to, or on a coastal or shore region, especially a seashore
     : (n) a coastal region, especially the zone between the limits of high and low tides.

Sample Usage:
     "Professor Henslow tells me, he believes that nearly all the plants which I brought from these islands, are common littoral species in the East Indian archipelago". --Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle

Etymology
     Littoral derives from Latin littoralis, litoralis, from litor-, litus, "the seashore."


Here's a rhymer for all of you who write erotic poetry *cough*. =) But, it's only a sight rhyme because it's pronounced like "literal".

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