sub·​zone ˈsəb-ˌzōn How to pronounce subzone (audio)
variants or sub-zone
plural subzones or sub-zones
: a zone that is a subdivision of a larger zone
… achieves community connections by being divided into east, west and south zones, with subzones in each. Parents get to pick from any school in their subzone or the adjacent subzone.Dave Murray
All the great wine denominations in the world are divided into smaller, distinct subzones.Andrea Costanti
It is hard to generalize about vintage quality in a region so large, where growing conditions can vary from one subzone to the next.Kim Marcus

Examples of subzone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, subzones were approved to give some geographic specifications to a wine’s origin. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2023 There are nine subzones which generally do not appear on wine labels but may become increasingly important as winemakers explore different expressions of vinho verde. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 22 June 2023 Those zones are further divided into 5-degee subzones. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 18 Apr. 2023 This is a particularly helpful book for students of Italian wine, the first of its kind delving into the region after its new Unità Geografiche Aggiuntive (UGA), subzone classifications. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2022 This bottle comes from Les Labourons, the particular subzone of Fleurie where her vineyard is situated. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subzone was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Subzone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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