Definitions for palearcticˌpeɪ liˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪk; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-
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pa•le•arc•ticˌpeɪ liˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪk; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-(adj.)
belonging to a biogeographic division comprising Europe, Africa north of the tropic of Cancer, the N part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Asia north of the Himalayas.
Origin of palearctic:
One of the major ecozones of the world, covering Europe, the old USSR territories, part of North Africa, and North Asia including the Himalaya foothills.
belonging to a region of the earth's surface which includes all Europe to the Azores, Iceland, and all temperate Asia