littoral Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean
    litoral; littoral zone; sands.
  2. adjective of or relating to a coastal or shore region


Lit"to*ral adjective
L. littoralis, litoralis, from littus, litus, the seashore: cf. F. littoral.
  1. Of or pertaining to a shore, as of the sea.
  2. (Biol.) Inhabiting the seashore, esp. the zone between high-water and low-water mark.

Webster 1913