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[suhb-trop-iks] /sʌbˈtrɒp ɪks/
plural noun
subtropical regions.
Origin of subtropics
1895-90; sub- + tropics Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for subtropics
  • Mangroves are trees and shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats in the tropics and subtropics.
  • So deep is the canyon that the rim experiences alpine weather, while the bottom of the canyon is firmly in the subtropics.
  • Hookworm disease is common in the moist tropics and subtropics.
  • The disease is a major health problem in much of the tropics and subtropics.
  • Little is known about the performance of carambola cultivars grown in the tropics and subtropics.
  • Most of the affected countries are in the tropics and subtropics.
  • Amaranth foliage is used as a vegetable and as an animal food especially in the tropics and subtropics.
  • Their effect on climate in the subtropics and the tropics are profound.
British Dictionary definitions for subtropics


plural noun
the region lying between the tropics and temperate lands
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