Holarctic

adjective

Hol·​arc·​tic hō-ˈlärk-tik How to pronounce Holarctic (audio)
hä-,
-ˈlär-tik
: of, relating to, or being the biogeographic region including the northern parts of the Old and the New Worlds and comprising the Nearctic and Palearctic regions or subregions

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Holarctic was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Holarctic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holarctic. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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