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Neotropical \Ne`o*trop"ic*al\, a. [Neo- + tropical.] (Geog. & Zo["o]l.) Belonging to, or designating, a region of the earth's surface which comprises most of South America, the Antilles, and tropical North America.


a. (context biology English) Occurring in tropical America, i.e. the tropics of "the new world".

Usage examples of "neotropical".

The veranda was unimpressively furnished with rocking chairs, rattan outdoor furniture, and climbing, neotropical plants.