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Definition of "tropical" []

  • Of, occurring in, or characteristic of the Tropics. (adjective)
  • Hot and humid; torrid. (adjective)
  • A tropical plant. (noun)

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 "tropical" in a sentence
  • "By international agreement, the term tropical cyclone is used by most nations to describe hurricane-like storms that originated over tropical oceans."
  • "In the Indian Ocean, the Navy uses the term tropical cyclones to describe all large circular weather systems built around an area of low pressure."
  • "Because these were what we call tropical Holsteins, we tried to find and breed the species that could best resist heat and tropical conditions."