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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trop·i·cal /||ˈtrɑpɪkəl, ||ˈtro ||ˈtrɑ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trop·ic·al a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the tropics; characteristic of, or incident to, the tropics; being within the tropics; as, tropical climate; tropical latitudes; tropical heat; tropical diseases.
 2.  Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical.
    The foundation of all parables is some analogy or similitude between the tropical or allusive part of the parable and the thing intended by it.   --South.
 Tropic month. See Lunar month, under Month.
 Tropic year, the solar year; the period occupied by the sun in passing from one tropic or one equinox to the same again, having a mean length of 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 46.0 seconds, which is 20 minutes, 23.3 seconds shorter than the sidereal year, on account of the precession of the equinoxes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics
             (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical
             islands"; "tropical fruit" [syn: tropic]
      2: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic; "tropical
      3: characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes;
         changed from its literal sense
      4: of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics;
         "tropical weather" [syn: tropic]