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What Is Tropical? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS TROPICAL – In this topic, we will first know the definition of the term “tropical” and how is this term used in sentences.

WHAT IS TROPICAL

Definition

The Oxford Dictionary described this term as the following:

  • of, typical of, or peculiar to the tropics.
    • resembling the tropics, especially in being very hot and humid.
  • archaic term which means
    • of or involving a trope; figurative

On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • of, relating to, occurring in, or suitable for use in the tropics
    • of, being, or characteristic of a region or climate that is frost-free with temperatures high enough to support year-round plant growth given sufficient moisture

Synonyms and Antonyms

Here are the following synonyms and antonyms of this term:

  • Synonyms
    • very hot
    • sweltering
    • baking hot
    • torrid
    • humid
    • sultry
    • steamy
    • sticky
    • oppresive
    • stifling
    • equatorial
    • low
  • Antonyms
    • polar
    • cold
    • arctic

Examples

Here are some of the examples:

  • I wanted to escape winter and visit some tropical location where freezing to death would not be a possibility
  • In tropical waters a sea snake is found, which, though very poisonous, rarely bites.
  • The plant generally understood by this name is Nepenthes, a genus containing nearly sixty species, natives of tropical Asia, north Australia and (one only) of Madagascar.

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