plural noun(the subtropics)
The regions adjacent to or bordering on the tropics.
- My favourite subjects are exotic birds, bold flowers and the lush plantlife of the tropics and the subtropics.
- These bats are found in the Old World tropics and subtropics: Central Africa, South Asia, the Malay region, Philippines and Australia.
- Rosella seedlings are available through local nurseries from September onwards in the subtropics or during the dry season in tropical regions.
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