One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or associated with lakes.
- ‘The quarry's paleogeography was generally thought to have been in a lacustrine environment with associated meandering streams.’
- ‘These may be of fluviatile, glacial, periglacial, lacustrine, aeolian, or marine origin.’
- ‘Variations in the sediment supply were an important control on the relative development of fluvial channel and muddy overbank facies during periods of high clastic input and peat swamp and lacustrine facies when clastic input was lower.’
- ‘These units are conformably overlain by fluvial and lacustrine volcaniclastic deposits, tuffs and hyaloclastites.’
- ‘It has been suggested that fluvial and lacustrine source rocks were locally deposited in grabens created along the transtensional edges of these rotating microcontinental blocks.’
Early 19th century: from Latin lacus ‘lake’ (the stem lacustr- influenced by Latin palustris ‘marshy’) + -ine.
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