tropical

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tropic +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (all senses except "characterized by tropes"):
    • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈtɹɒp.ɪ.kəl/[1]
    • (file)
    • Rhymes: -ɒpɪkəl
  • ("characterized by tropes"):

Adjective[edit]

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
    tropical fruit
    tropical weather
    • 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, →ISBN, page 103:
      Whale sharks are found in all the tropical waters of the world. As with many tropical species, an occasional stray wanders into colder waters.
  3. (dated) Pertaining to, involving, or of the nature of a trope or tropes; metaphorical, figurative.
    • 1654, Jeremy Taylor, The Real Presence []
      the first tropical expression
    • 1698, Robert South, Twelve Sermons upon Several Subjects and Occasions:
      The foundation of all parables is some analogy or similitude between the tropical or allusive part of the parable and the thing intended by it.
  4. (mathematics) Pertaining to tropical geometry.

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Noun[edit]

tropical (plural tropicals)

  1. A tropical plant.
    • 1856, The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste[1], volume 12, page 275:
      The potato, as a mountain tropical plant, is capable of growing in cooler weather than any other tropical except the Nasturtian.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 tropical” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tròpic +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tropical (masculine and feminine plural tropicals)

  1. tropical

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tropical (feminine singular tropicale, masculine plural tropicaux, feminine plural tropicales)

  1. tropical (pertaining to the tropics)

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Galician[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

tropical m or f (plural tropicais)

  1. tropical

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Piedmontese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tropical

  1. tropical

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tropical m or f (plural tropicais, comparable)

  1. tropical (of or pertaining to the tropics)
  2. tropical (from or similar to a hod humid climate)

Further reading[edit]

  • tropical in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tropical

Adjective[edit]

tropical m or n (feminine singular tropicală, masculine plural tropicali, feminine and neuter plural tropicale)

  1. tropical

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From trópico +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɾopiˈkal/, [t̪ɾo.piˈkal]
  • Hyphenation: tro‧pi‧cal
  • Rhymes: -al

Adjective[edit]

tropical (plural tropicales)

  1. tropical

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