PRONUNCIATION: (lim-NOF-uh-luhs)

MEANING: adjective: Fond of or living in inland bodies of water such as lakes, pools, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek limne (lake) + -philous (liking). Earliest documented use: 1855.

NOTES: The word limnophilous is one of the few words in English that have four consecutive letters of the alphabet in a row. Some everyday words are understudy and overstuff.

LIMOPHILOUS - a devotion to travelling by luxury cars

LIMPOPHILOUS - a fondness for great gray-green greasy rivers

GIMNOPHILOUS - opposite of angiophilous