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Wednesday, October 21

Limitrophe

[LIH-mih-trohf]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, late 16th century

1.

A borderland.

2.

An immediately neighboring country.

Examples of Limitrophe in a sentence

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

"Norway is a limitrophe with Sweden."

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About Limitrophe

Limitrophe comes from Middle French. However, its origins might also be traced back to the Latin words "limit" and "trophus," which mean "limit" 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 — making a simple stroll no small task.

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