Tropic month
Tropical Trop"ic*al, a. [Cf. L. tropicus of turning, Gr. ?. See {Tropic}, n.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. [From {Trope}.] Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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