• (British, America) IPA: /ˈtɹɒp.ɪ.kəl/
    • (British) IPA: /ˈtɹəʊ.pɪ.kəl/
    • (America) IPA: /ˈtɹoʊ.pɪ.kəl/


  1. Of or pertaining to the tropics, the equatorial region between 23 degrees north and 23 degrees south.
  2. From or similar to a hot humid climate, e.g. tropical fruit, tropical weather.
  3. (dated) Pertaining to, involving, or of the nature of a trope or tropes; metaphorical, figurative.
    • The foundation of all parables is some analogy or similitude between the tropical or allusive part of the parable and the thing intended by it.
  4. (maths) Pertaining to tropical geometry.
Translations Translations Noun

tropical (plural tropicals)

  1. A tropical plant.

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