subarctic [suhb- ahrk-tik, - ahr-tik] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective of, pertaining to, similar to, or being the region immediately south of the Arctic Circle; subpolar. Origin of subarctic
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In the northern,
subarctic regions, it opposes a barrier against travel.
His ancestors were bred for bolting foxes and wildcats among the rocky headlands of the
The codfish (Gadus callarias) is a creature of little beauty but of great usefulness, swarming in all arctic and
Trees are absent, except along the inland border, where the tundra merges with the
For convenience we may designate this vast and but little known northern region as the
Subarctic Forest plains. British Dictionary definitions for subarctic adjective of or relating to latitudes immediately south of the Arctic Circle
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Relating to the geographic area just south of the Arctic Circle. The subarctic region is the coldest part of the North Temperate Zone, characterized by warm but very brief summers, and bitterly cold winters. Little vegetation exists in this climate, as temperatures are extreme, ranging from below -30°C (-22°F) in the winter and as warm as 30°C (86°F) in the summer.
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