Definition of subtropical in US English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the regions adjacent to or bordering on the tropics.

    ‘North Island enjoys a subtropical climate’
    ‘dense subtropical forest’
    • ‘The subtropical jungle area is located mainly along the Mekong river.’
    • ‘The tree will fruit only in a subtropical or tropical climate where there is a distinct dry season.’
    • ‘This family of fish almost all inhabit tropical or subtropical waters.’
    • ‘The climate is subtropical, with a hurricane season from June through November.’
    • ‘More than 400 million people in subtropical regions at grave risk.’