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subtorrid

[ suhb-tawr-id, -tor- ]
/ sʌbˈtɔr ɪd, -ˈtɒr- /
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adjective

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Origin of subtorrid

First recorded in 1850–55; sub- + torrid
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British Dictionary definitions for subtorrid

subtorrid
/ (sʌbˈtɒrɪd) /

adjective

an obsolete word for subtropical
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Scientific definitions for subtorrid

subtorrid
[ sŭb-tôrĭd ]

Subtropical.
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