American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, occurring in, or characteristic of the Tropics.
- adj. Hot and humid; torrid.
- n. A tropical plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In some radiolarians, as the Acanthonida, noting the position of certain spines which project in the region between the poles and the equator of the skeleton.
- Of or pertaining to the tropics; being within the tropics; characteristic of the tropics or of the climate of the tropics.
- In zoögeog., inhabiting the tropics; tropicopolitan.
- Incident to the tropics: as, tropical diseases.
- Figurative; rhetorically changed from its proper or original sense.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the tropics, the equatorial region between 23 degrees north and 23 degrees south.
- adj. From or similar to a hot humid climate, e.g. tropical fruit, tropical weather.
- n. A tropical plant.
- adj. literature, rhetoric Of or relating to a trope.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the tropics; characteristic of, or incident to, the tropics; being within the tropics
- adj. Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical.
- adj. characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense
- adj. of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic
- adj. relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
- adj. of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics
- From trope (Wiktionary)
“By international agreement, the term tropical cyclone is used by most nations to describe hurricane-like storms that originated over tropical oceans.”
“In the Indian Ocean, the Navy uses the term tropical cyclones to describe all large circular weather systems built around an area of low pressure.”
“Because these were what we call tropical Holsteins, we tried to find and breed the species that could best resist heat and tropical conditions.”
“There's also a grit to it, and a special type of decay that only happens in tropical climates.”
“Birds perch on a fence in tropical Punta Raza, Mexico to dry their wings.”
“He disregarded the fact that many of his troops had been weakened - and hundreds had died - of yellow fever in tropical Veracruz.”
“Pineapple and bananas are frequently added in tropical climates, apples and jicama in cooler regions.”
“She then referred me to a specialist in tropical diseases, Dr. D'Antoni.”
“I live in tropical country but never seen before this beautiful and teasing orange ..”
“Mary in tropical St. Louis, MO (tho we're getting a brief respite in the 80s this week)”
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