palearctic

[ pey-lee-ahrk-tik, -ahr-tik or, especially British, pal-ee- ]
/ ˌpeɪ liˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪk or, especially British, ˌpæl i- /

adjective

Zoogeography. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising Europe, Africa north of the tropic of Cancer, the northern part of Arabia, and Asia north of the Himalayas.

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Also pa·le·o·arc·tic [pey-lee-oh-ahrk-tik, -ahr-tik or, especially British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪk or, especially British, ˌpæl i-/

Origin of palearctic

First recorded in 1855–60; pale- + arctic
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