Trop·​i·​ca·​li·​an | \ ¦träpə¦kālēən \

Definition of Tropicalian

: of, relating to, being, or native to the marine biogeographic realm that includes all seas within the isocryme of 68° F and is characterized by the presence of reef-building corals

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First Known Use of Tropicalian

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tropicalian

New Latin Tropicalia, marine realm including all tropical coral-reef seas (from Latin tropicus + Greek hals sea + New Latin -ia) + English -an

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“Tropicalian.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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