Definition of subarctic in English:


Line breaks: sub|arc¦tic
Pronunciation: /sʌbˈɑːktɪk


  • Relating to the region immediately south of the Arctic Circle: shearwaters visit subarctic feeding grounds in summer northern Hokkaido is subarctic
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    • Biomass was twofold to fourfold and the production was threefold to sevenfold greater in subarctic than in subtropical regions.
    • American Golden-Plovers nest primarily on arctic and subarctic tundra of North America, and winter on South American grasslands.
    • By the Late Cretaceous, species of Hoploparia were distributed throughout temperate and subarctic regions of both hemispheres.

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