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Definitions of tropical

  1. relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; "tropical weather" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (rhetoric) characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Of or pertaining to the tropics; characteristic of, or incident to, the tropics; being within the tropics; as, tropical climate; tropical latitudes; tropical heat; tropical diseases. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Pertaining to, produced in, or situated whithin, the tropics. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Tropically. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. (rhet.) Pertaining to a trope: changed from its proper or original sense: figurative. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Pertaining to, or lying between, the tropics. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Pertaining to the tropics; torrid; sultry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Of the nature of a trope or metaphor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Pertaining to the tropics; being within the tropics; incident to the tropics; figurative; changed from its proper sense. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Figurative, as the use of a word. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Confined to or occurring especially in the tropics. T. abscess, abscess of the liver due to dysentery. T. aphthae, psilosis. T. phagedena, a form of acute infectious phagedenic ulceration occurring in the tropics, especially in damp malarial regions. Marked by repeated attacks and may be followed by a persistent atonic ulcer. Probably due to a microbe. na
  16. Of, peculiar to, suggestive of, the tropics, as t. plants, diseases, heat, abscess (of liver, induced by residence in hot climate), t. year (between two successive passages of sun through same equinox); (fig.) fervid, passionate; figurative. Hence tropically adv. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. See Kyriological. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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