sub·​arc·​tic | \ ˌsəb-ˈärk-tik How to pronounce subarctic (audio) , -ˈär-tik \

Definition of subarctic

: of, relating to, characteristic of, or being regions immediately outside of the arctic circle or regions similar to these in climate or conditions of life

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subarctic noun

Examples of subarctic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Named after the moniker for subarctic conifer forests, the Taiga offers plenty of output and little range anxiety. Bryan Campbell, Robb Report, 25 Mar. 2022 The researchers created the catalog by taking the reflection spectra of 80 microorganisms isolated from ice and water collected in the subarctic climate region of Canada. Allison Gasparini, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Darkness was setting in, the temperature had fallen below zero, and the 120 men and women who had gathered as part of a major combat training exercise in subarctic Alaska had not yet erected tents. New York Times, 27 Mar. 2022 The subarctic microorganisms revealed an array of colors from orange to yellow to pink to green. Allison Gasparini, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Fish in the subarctic zone — such as Pacific cod — were deterred by the frigid temperatures of the cold pool, which hover just below 32 degrees. Susanne Rust, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Dec. 2021 In the great taiga, Russia’s vast subarctic forest, and now in Ukraine, the stories of shatooni rising from apparent death to devour their executioners are not myth. A. Craig Copetas, Quartz, 4 Mar. 2022 Hundreds of northern fulmars — a subarctic migrating bird — washed up dead along the California coast in 2020 and 2021. Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2022 But that lack of activity in a subarctic winter made porcupines more intriguing to her. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of subarctic

1652, in the meaning defined above

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“Subarctic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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