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subtropical

adjective uk   /ˌsʌbˈtrɒp.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈtrɑː.pɪ-/
belonging to or relating to parts of the world that are immediately south or north of the tropics (= the hottest areas) and have very hot weather at some times of the year: a subtropical climate Subtropical regions are cooler than equatorial regions.
Translations of “subtropical”
in Spanish subtropical…
in French subtropical…
in German subtropisch…
in Chinese (Traditional) 亞熱帶的,副熱帶的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 亚热带的,副热带的…
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