Translation of tropic in Spanish:

tropic

Pronunciation: /ˈtrɑːpɪk; ˈtrɒpɪk/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (line) trópico (masculine) the Tropic of Cancer/Capricorn el trópico de Cáncer/Capricornio
    More example sentences
    • The vineyard area extends from the tropic of Capricorn in the north to the 40th parallel in the south.
    • These are birds of the Antarctic and never fly North of the tropic of Capricorn.
    • The trade has had a big impact on the meat industry, especially in the top end where only two abattoirs remain open north of the tropic of Capricorn.
    1.2
    (tropics plural)
    (area) the tropics el trópico

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