|a.||1.||Of or pertaining to the tropics; characteristic of, or incident to, the tropics; being within the tropics; |
|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.
|Adj.||1.||tropical - relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit"|
|2.||tropical - of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic; "tropical year"|
|3.||tropical - characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense|
|4.||tropical - of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; "tropical weather"|