Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, late 16th century
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."
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.