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 for Tropic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tropic \Trop"ic\, n. [F. tropique, L. tropicus of or belonging
     to a turn, i. e., of the sun, Gr. ? of the solstice, ? (sc.
     ?) the tropic or solstice, fr. ? to turn. See Trope.]
     1. (Astron.) One of the two small circles of the celestial
        sphere, situated on each side of the equator, at a
        distance of 23[deg] 28[min], and parallel to it, which the
        sun just reaches at its greatest declination north or
        south, and from which it turns again toward the equator,
        the northern circle being called the Tropic of Cancer,
        and the southern the Tropic of Capricorn, from the names
        of the two signs at which they touch the ecliptic.
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     2. (Geog.)
        (a) One of the two parallels of terrestrial latitude
            corresponding to the celestial tropics, and called by
            the same names.
        (b) pl. The region lying between these parallels of
            latitude, or near them on either side.
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                  The brilliant flowers of the tropics bloom from
                  the windows of the greenhouse and the saloon.
                                                    --Bancroft.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tropic \Trop"ic\, a. [Atropine + -ic.] (Chem.)
     Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from
     atropine and certain other alkaloids, as a white crystalline
     substance slightly soluble in water.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tropic \Trop"ic\, a.
     Of or pertaining to the tropics; tropical.
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     Tropic bird (Zool.), any one of three species of oceanic
        belonging to the genus Phaethon, found chiefly in
        tropical seas. They are mostly white, and have two central
        tail feathers very long and slender. The yellow-billed
        tropic bird. Phaethon flavirostris (called also
        boatswain), is found on the Atlantic coast of America,
        and is common at the Bermudas, where it breeds.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tropic
      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: tropical,
             tropic]
      2: of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics;
         "tropical weather" [syn: tropical, tropic]
      n 1: either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to
           the north and south of the equator representing the points
           farthest north and south at which the sun can shine
           directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the
           Torrid Zone or tropics

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Tropic, UT -- U.S. town in Utah
     Population (2000):    508
     Housing Units (2000): 206
     Land area (2000):     8.380698 sq. miles (21.705908 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.021682 sq. miles (0.056155 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    8.402380 sq. miles (21.762063 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            77560
     Located within:       Utah (UT), FIPS 49
     Location:             37.623489 N, 112.088526 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Tropic, UT
      Tropic
  

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