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Definition of "semitropical" [semitropical]

  • Partly tropical; subtropical. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "semitropical" in a sentence
  • "Houston, despite some people's impression of the Texas climate, is a semitropical city that averages about 50 inches of rain annually."
  • "This lush, sun-drenched region, known as the Treasure Coast, is renowned for its citrus groves and semitropical vegetation."
  • "Alas, the city's history of one booster campaign after another, from railroads, citrus growers and land salesmen, has left Los Angeles—for all the semitropical metropolis's futurist gazing into the Pacific sun—with an inferiority complex."