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littoral (1) (noun,biogeography term,no plural) – the belt of vegetation along the shore barely above the water level; typically not submerged but nevertheless subject to frequent immersion or spray because of changing tides and waves. Related terms: coastal vegetation belts. – (2) (adjective) – growing immediately at the shore of seas or lakes; in the strict sense implying a frequent immersion or wetting by spray from changing tides or waves. Related terms: marine, maritime.

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