Definition of Nearctic in English:

Nearctic

Line breaks: Ne¦arc|tic
Pronunciation: /nɪˈɑːktɪk
 
/

adjective

Zoology
1Relating to or denoting a zoogeographical region comprising North America as far south as northern Mexico, together with Greenland. Compare with Holarctic.
More example sentences
  • Humans introduced Old World sparrows to the Nearctic, Neotropical and Australian regions.
  • Comparisons were made between larvae of C. lari and larvae of other Nearctic species of Ceratophyllus available to us.
  • Striped skunks are native only to the Nearctic region.
1.1 (as noun the Nearctic) The Nearctic region.

Origin

mid 19th century: from neo- 'new' + Arctic.

Definition of Nearctic in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunty
Pronunciation: ˈdʒɔːnti
adjective
having a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner...