riverine etymology

English word riverine comes from English river, English phyllo- (Leaf, leaves.)

Detailed word origin of riverine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
river English (eng) (poker) The last card dealt in a hand.. A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, ending at an ocean or in an inland sea.. Any large flow of a liquid in a single body. One who rives or splits. (poker) To improve one’s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.
phyllo- English (eng) Leaf, leaves.
riverine English (eng) Of or pertaining to rivers, or located on or by a river.