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Definition of "subarctic" [sub•arc•tic]

  • Of or resembling regions just south of the Arctic Circle. (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 "subarctic" in a sentence
  • "I was supposed to be in subarctic America, and high up among the buttresses of the Rockies; yet there was that everlasting spread of flowers."
  • "As an author, the stories I tell are about our deepest superstitions (the devil peering out from a dark mirror at midnight, say, or the dark energies hidden in the land around us), so I take myself away to haunted places - places such as subarctic"
  • "Because the penguins were Gentoo penguins—subarctic penguins that were born in the Biodome in Montreal, Canada—it just took a little longer and it was more difficult to get them into New York."