temperate zone

noun, often capitalized T&Z

Definition of temperate zone 

: the area or region between the Tropic of Cancer and the arctic circle or between the Tropic of Capricorn and the antarctic circle

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But shorelines around the world—especially in developed, temperate zones—are now severely wood impoverished compared to their condition before human settlement. Brian Payton, Smithsonian, "How Driftwood Reshapes Ecosystems," 9 Feb. 2018

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1551, in the meaning defined above

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