1535–45; < Latin clīma; see climate

climb, clime (see synonym study at climb). Unabridged
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clime (klaɪm)
poetic a region or its climate
[C16: from Late Latin clima; see climate]

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Word Origin & History

1542, chiefly poetic (see climate).
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Example sentences
So far, he hasn't unearthed any dinosaurs that appear to have lived only in
  frosty climes.
The biggest critics are usually the people who grew up in snowy climes.
In humid climes you have the possibility of mold if there isn't some
Yet it's in cooler climes that this plant's beloved product, chocolate, has a
  voracious following.
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