from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Occurring in tropical America, i.e. the tropics of "the new world".
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to, or designating, a region of the earth's surface which comprises most of South America, the Antilles, and tropical North America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoögeog., belonging to that division of the New World which is not Nearctic: specifically applied by Sclater to one of six prime divisions of the earth's surface, and including all of America which is south of the Nearctic region.
neo- + tropical (Wiktionary)