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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

From tropic +‎ -al

Pronunciation

Adjective

tropical (comparative more tropical, superlative most tropical)

Positive
tropical

Comparative
more tropical

Superlative
most tropical

  1. Of or pertaining to the tropics, the equatorial region between 23 degrees north and 23 degrees south.
  2. From or similar to a hot humid climate, e.g. tropical fruit, tropical weather.
  3. (rhetoric) Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical.

Derived terms

Translations

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Noun

Singular
tropical

Plural
tropicals

tropical (plural tropicals)

  1. A tropical plant.

External links

  • tropical in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • tropical in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • tropical at OneLook® Dictionary Search

Galician

Adjective

tropical m. and f. (plural tropicais)

  1. tropical

Spanish

Adjective

tropical m. and f. (plural tropicales)

  1. tropical

Simple English

[[File:|thumb|right|A tropical area in the Philippines.]]

Tropical is a word that means "near the equator". Near the equator it is hot, wet, and many plants grow so hot places are sometimes called tropical even if they are not inside the tropics. There are places in the tropics that are not hot. Places that are high up can be cold. There are even some places in the tropics where snow can be found such as Mauna Kea, which is a very big volcano in Hawaii, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Central Africa, and the Andes mountains which is a mountain range in Chile and Argentina which are two countries in South America. Tropical people have different names for seasons, even though the seasons are the same in the tropics as in other places. Tropical people call the seasons dry and wet. Tropical plants and animals are native to the tropics.the most deadly fish is the paribia and the most deadly insect is the funel web spider








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