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Word of the day: Limitrophe

Limitrophe

[LIH-mih-trohf]

Part of speech:

noun

A border state or area.

Examples of limitrophe in a sentence

"The beginning of the neighbors' limitrophe is defined by a hedge."

"Norway is a limitrophe of Sweden."

Origin:

French, late 16th century

About Limitrophe

Limitrophe comes from Middle French. However, its origins trace back to the Latin words "limit" and "trophus," which mean "border" and "supporting," respectively.

Did you Know?

Sometimes the limitrophes between countries can get tricky. Baarle, a town on the border of the Netherlands and Belgium, is divided into several enclaves that belong to either country, which can make a simple stroll no small task.

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