Pa·​le·​arc·​tic ˌpā-lē-ˈärk-tik How to pronounce Palearctic (audio) -ˈär-tik How to pronounce Palearctic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a biogeographic region or subregion that includes Europe, Asia north of the Himalayas, and Africa north of the Sahara

Word History


pale- + arctic entry 1

Note: See note at nearctic.

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Palearctic was in 1858

Dictionary Entries Near Palearctic

Cite this Entry

“Palearctic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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