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English adjective: tropic

1. tropic relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)

SamplesTropical islands.
Tropical fruit.




2. tropic of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics

SamplesTropical weather.




English noun: tropic

1. tropic (location) either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics

Broader (hypernym)latitude, line of latitude, parallel, parallel of latitude

Instance hyponymTropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn

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