Holarctic


Holarctic

Holarctic [ho-lahrk-tik, -ahr-tik, hoh-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Zoogeography.

  1. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising the Nearctic and Palearctic regions.

Origin of Holarctic First recorded in 1883; hol(o)- + arctic Examples from the Web for holarctic Historical Examples of holarctic

  • But these distinctions should be and are retained in the divisions of the Holarctic.

    Birds and Nature Vol. 9 No. 2 [February 1901]

    Various

  • So on the whole, this region has not developed so rapidly as the Holarctic.

    Birds and Nature Vol. 9 No. 2 [February 1901]

    Various

  • In the second place, the line of migration seems to have been outward from the holarctic region.

    American Weasels

    E. Raymond Hall

  • In our part of the Holarctic, that is, the Nearctic, the familiar birds about us do not nest also in the tropical regions.

    Birds and Nature Vol. 9 No. 2 [February 1901]

    Various

  • There are no orders, and there seem to be no families which are found in the Holarctic and nowhere else.

    Birds and Nature Vol. 9 No. 2 [February 1901]

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for holarctic Holarctic adjective

    1. of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of the Palaearctic and Nearctic regions

    Word Origin for Holarctic C19: from holo- + arctic

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