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American English: /ˈtrɑpɪk/
British English: /ˈtrɒpɪk/

Translation of tropic in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (line) the Tropic of Cancer/Capricorn
    el trópico de Cáncer/Capricornio
    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.
    also: tropics plural
    (area) See examples: the tropics
    el trópico

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