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Homesteading Word of the Day – riparian

Yesterday I was watching a Paul Wheaton video in which he used the phrase “riparian species.”  I had no idea what riparian meant so I looked it up.  I thought that I’d share with y’all — just in case you didn’t know what that word meant as well.

From http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/riparian?s=t, riparian as an adjective means “of, inhabiting, or situated on the bank of a river.”  See the link for more definitions.

In http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riparian, the definition is “relating to or living or located on the bank of a natural watercourse (as a river) or sometimes of a lake or a tidewater.”

Pronunciation is ri-pair-ee-uhn.

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