Palearctic

adjective
Pa·​le·​arc·​tic | \ ˌpā-lē-ˈärk-tik How to pronounce Palearctic (audio) , -ˈär-tik How to pronounce Palearctic (audio) \

Definition of Palearctic

: of, relating to, or being a biogeographic region or subregion that includes Europe, Asia north of the Himalayas, and Africa north of the Sahara

First Known Use of Palearctic

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Palearctic

pale- + arctic entry 1

Note: See note at nearctic.

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Cite this Entry

“Palearctic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palearctic. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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