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tropical

adjective
 
 
/ˈtrɒpɪkəl/
B2 from or in the hottest parts of the world: a tropical climate tropical diseasesHot and heatSultriness and humidityContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
Translations of “tropical”
in Korean 열대지방의…
in Arabic اِسْتِوائي…
in Portuguese tropical…
in Catalan tropical…
in Japanese 熱帯地方の, 熱帯の…
in Italian tropicale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱帶的, (天氣)濕熱的…
in Russian тропический…
in Turkish tropikal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热带的, (天气)湿热的…
in Polish tropikalny…
(Definition of tropical from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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