subarctic

adjective

sub·​arc·​tic ˌsəb-ˈärk-tik How to pronounce subarctic (audio)
-ˈär-tik
: 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
subarctic noun

Examples of subarctic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last summer our family had a reunion in Alaska, venturing from forest to mountains to sea and staying up late into the subarctic evenings. Will Palmer, Outside Online, 28 June 2024 What’s more, the attributes coded in those genes likely helped sled dogs like Balto survive the extreme conditions of the subarctic. Alex Orlando, Discover Magazine, 28 Dec. 2023 How a Canadian college — in a remote town most Canadians have never visited, where winters can feel subarctic — became a magnet for young Indians is the story of the many forces buffeting the country. Norimitsu Onishi Nasuna Stuart-Ulin, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2023 Around Rankin Inlet, a small subarctic town on the west coast of Hudson Bay, stories passed down for generations speak of Inuit advice and help offered, and refused, by explorers and whalers marooned on Marble Island, about 30 miles off the coast. Norimitsu Onishi Nasuna Stuart-Ulin, New York Times, 4 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for subarctic 

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First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subarctic was in 1652

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“Subarctic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subarctic. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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subarctic

adjective
sub·​arc·​tic ˌsəb-ˈärk-tik How to pronounce subarctic (audio)
ˈsəb-ˈärt-ik
: of, relating to, or being regions immediately outside of the arctic circle or regions similar to these in climate or conditions of life
subarctic waters
subarctic plants
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