plural noun
sub·​trop·​ics | \ ˌsəb-ˈträ-piks How to pronounce subtropics (audio) \

Definition of subtropics

: subtropical regions

Examples of subtropics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Found throughout the tropics and subtropics, mangroves provide critical habitat for numerous marine and terrestrial species and support coastal communities by slowing erosion, cleaning water and much more. Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, "Fifty Things We’ve Learned About the Earth Since the First Earth Day," 22 Apr. 2020 It is commonly found in hot, wet regions of the tropics and subtropics during the rainy months. Nectar Gan, CNN, "Singapore is on track to face its worst dengue outbreak in history," 3 July 2020 Scientists say that the results show a stark difference to all other studies from oceans both in the northern hemisphere and subtropics, which found that most microbes came from upwind continents. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "Scientists say they have found the cleanest air on earth," 2 June 2020

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First Known Use of subtropics

1857, in the meaning defined above

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14 Aug 2020

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“Subtropics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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