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noun as in torrid zone

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Dusk was falling, that swift folding of day into darkness that characterizes the tropics.

A novelist escapes to the tropics after tragedies begin stacking up at home.

“The jet stream always has something to say about where hurricanes go when they leave the tropics,” she says.

Its mythology was captured in obscure books written early last century: Conquest of the Tropics, Empire in Green and Gold.

We were now within the tropics, but found the heat greatly moderated by the trade wind, and only unbearable in the cabin.

In the tropics the tobacco field may be scented from afar, as its odors are wafted on the breeze.

It is true that it grows in other parts of the tropics, but it is very different from that produced here.

While the tobacco of the tropics is the finest in flavor, the more temperate regions produce the finest and best colored leaf.

Of those described, the varieties grown in the tropics are the most celebrated and of the finest flavor.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tropics, such as: equator, jungle, and tropical zone.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.