Definition of subtropic in English:

subtropic

adjective

  • Subtropical.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From sub- + tropic, perhaps after German subtropisch or scientific Latin subtropicus (both 1823 or earlier). Compare French subtropique, Danish subtropisk.

Pronunciation

subtropic

/ˌsʌbˈtrɒpɪk/