Anything littoral has to do with a coast or shore. A littoral state has a coast, so Florida, California, and North Carolina are littoral states, to name a few.

If you live far away from any water, then you probably won't hear the word littoral much because it refers to things related to shores and coasts. A house overlooking the ocean is littoral. A business is littoral if it sells things to people hanging out on the beach. You can also use littoral as a noun to mean the area near a coast or shore — if you grew up near the water, you grew up in a littoral.

Definitions of littoral

adj of or relating to a coastal or shore region

n the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean

litoral, littoral zone, sands
Type of:
coast, sea-coast, seacoast, seashore
the shore of a sea or ocean

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