- a of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics
even near the equator vegetation at 5000 ft is subtropical rather than tropical
- The demand is so strong that nickel producers are rushing to develop new sources from the chilly plains of Canada to subtropic mountains in New Caledonia.
- Letting the rest of the world go by, Britain's ex-Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden and wife Clarissa basked on the sunny strand of New Zealand's subtropic Otehei Bay, a favorite .
- In recounting what is either an ascent to Calvary or a descent into hell Screenwriter Guy Gallo has carved a clear path through the tangled subtropic that is Lowry's imaginative .