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"tropical" in British English

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tropicaladjective

uk   /ˈtrɒp.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˈtrɑː.pɪ.kəl/
B2 geography, environment from or relating to the area between the two tropics: tropical fish a tropical island/region/climate Leprosy is one of the few tropical diseases which could soon be eradicated. She specializes in tropical medicine (= the treatment of diseases from the tropical areas of the world). The Amazon river basin contains the world's largest tropical rainforest. The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm when its speed dropped to 70mph.
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informal geography, environment extremely hot: The weather was positively tropical last summer.

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"tropical" in American English

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tropicaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈtrɑp·ɪ·kəl/
of or characteristic of the tropics (= the hottest area of the earth): a tropical climate a tropical storm
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Translations of “tropical”
in Arabic اِسْتِوائي…
in Korean 열대지방의…
in Portuguese tropical…
in Catalan tropical…
in Japanese 熱帯地方の, 熱帯の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热带的, (天气)湿热的…
in Turkish tropikal…
in Russian тропический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱帶的, (天氣)濕熱的…
in Italian tropicale…
in Polish tropikalny…
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