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trop·i·cal

 (trŏp′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, occurring in, or characteristic of the tropics.
2. Hot and humid; torrid.
n.
A tropical plant.

trop′i·cal·ly adv.

tropical

(ˈtrɒpɪkəl)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) situated in, used in, characteristic of, or relating to the tropics
2. (of weather) very hot, esp when humid
3. (Rhetoric) rhetoric of or relating to a trope
ˌtropiˈcality n
ˈtropically adv

trop•i•cal

(ˈtrɒp ɪ kəl for 1-4,6; ˈtroʊ pɪ kəl for 5 )

adj.
1. pertaining to, characteristic of, occurring in, or inhabiting the tropics.
2. very hot and humid.
3. used in or suitable for the tropics.
4. of the nature of a trope; metaphorical.
[1520–30]
trop′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tropical - relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)tropical - relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit"
equatorial - of or existing at or near the geographic equator; "equatorial Africa"
2.tropical - of or relating to the tropics, or either tropictropical - of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic; "tropical year"
3.tropical - characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropestropical - characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense
rhetoric - study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
figurative, nonliteral - (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language"
4.tropical - of weather or climatetropical - of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; "tropical weather"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"

tropical

adjective hot, stifling, lush, steamy, humid, torrid, sultry, sweltering He was unused to the tropical climate.
cold, cool, freezing, frozen, arctic, chilly, frosty, parky (Brit. informal)

tropical

adjective
Of or relating to the Tropics:
Translations
إسْتِوائياِسْتِوَائِيّيَنمو في المَناطِق الإسْتِوائِيَّه
tropický
tropisk
trooppinen
tropski
trópusi
hitabeltis-
熱帯の
열대성의
tropický
tropski
tropisk
เกี่ยวกับเขตร้อน
nhiệt đới

tropical

[ˈtrɒpɪkəl] ADJ [fruit, climate, disease] → tropical

tropical

[ˈtrɒpɪkəl] adj [forest, fish, birds, plants, island, diseases] → tropical(e)
the weather was tropical → il faisait une chaleur tropicale

tropical

adjtropisch, Tropen-; tropical diseasesTropenkrankheiten pl; the heat was tropicales herrschte tropische Hitze

tropical

[ˈtrɒpɪkl] adjtropicale
tropical rain forest → foresta pluviale equatoriale

tropic

(ˈtropik) noun
either of two imaginary circles running round the earth at about 23 degrees north (Tropic of Cancer) or south (Tropic of Capricorn) of the equator.
ˈtropics noun plural
the hot regions between or (loosely) near these lines. The ship is heading for the tropics.
ˈtropical adjective
1. of the tropics. The climate there is tropical.
2. growing etc in hot countries. tropical plants.
ˈtropically adverb

tropical

اِسْتِوَائِيّ tropický tropisk tropisch τροπικός tropical trooppinen tropical tropski tropicale 熱帯の 열대성의 tropisch tropisk tropikalny tropical тропический tropisk เกี่ยวกับเขตร้อน tropik nhiệt đới 热带的

tropical

a. tropical;
___ diseasesenfermedades ___ -es;
___ medicinemedicina ___.

tropical

adj tropical
References in classic literature ?
At three o'clock in the afternoon, all the fashionable world at Nice may be seen on the Promenade des Anglais--a charming place, for the wide walk, bordered with palms, flowers, and tropical shrubs, is bounded on one side by the sea, on the other by the grand drive, lined with hotels and villas, while beyond lie orange orchards and the hills.
It is rather an elevated table- land, though there are stretches of tropical forest, but it is not so tropical a country as many suppose it to be.
It had died down in winter and come up again in the spring until it was as thick and shrubby as some tropical garden-grass.
But the child, unaccustomed to the touch or familiarity of any but her mother, escaped through the open window, and stood on the upper step, looking like a wild tropical bird of rich plumage, ready to take flight into the upper air.
To be sure, it might be nothing but a good coat of tropical tanning; but I never heard of a hot sun's tanning a white man into a purplish yellow one.
And how nobly it raises our conceit of the mighty, misty monster, to behold him solemnly sailing through a calm tropical sea; his vast, mild head overhung by a canopy of vapor, engendered by his incommunicable contemplations, and that vapor --as you will sometimes see it --glorified by a rainbow, as if Heaven itself had put its seal upon his thoughts.
It was a weird sight, there on the killing beds--a throng of stupid black Negroes, and foreigners who could not understand a word that was said to them, mixed with pale-faced, hollow-chested bookkeepers and clerks, half-fainting for the tropical heat and the sickening stench of fresh blood--and all struggling to dress a dozen or two cattle in the same place where, twenty-four hours ago, the old killing gang had been speeding, with their marvelous precision, turning out four hundred carcasses every hour!
It was plain to see how old and firm the girlish heart was grown under the discipline of heavy sorrow; and when, anon, her large dark eye was raised to follow the gambols of her little Harry, who was sporting, like some tropical butterfly, hither and thither over the floor, she showed a depth of firmness and steady resolve that was never there in her earlier and happier days.
Humboldt came to America to realize his youthful dreams of a tropical vegetation, and he beheld it in its greatest perfection in the primitive forests of the Amazon, the most gigantic wilderness on the earth, which he has so eloquently described.
The children grew, worked, fought, ate what and slept where they could; loved one another and their parents pretty well, but with no tropical passion; and educated themselves for nine months of the year, each one in his own way.
Oliver's large fortune, he might do as much good with it as if he went and laid his genius out to wither, and his strength to waste, under a tropical sun.
High features, naturally strong and powerfully expressive, had been burnt almost into Negro blackness by constant exposure to the tropical sun, and might, in their ordinary state, be said to slumber after the storm of passion had passed away; but the projection of the veins of the forehead, the readiness with which the upper lip and its thick black moustaches quivered upon the slightest emotion, plainly intimated that the tempest might be again and easily awakened.