• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Nearctic Of or pertaining to a region of the earth's surface including all of temperate and arctic North America and Greenland. In the geographical distribution of animals, this region is marked off as the habitat certain species.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Nearctic In zoögeog., belonging to the northern part of the New World or western hemisphere: specifically applied to one of the six prime divisions of the earth's surface made by Sclater with reference to the geographical distribution of animals: distinguished from Neotropical in the New World and Palearctic in the Old. The Nearctic region includes all of North America with Greenland to a latitude on the average of about the tropic of Cancer; but such is the character of the country toward its southern boundary that it properly stops at sea-level opposite the mouth of the Rio Grande on the one side of Mexico, and at Mazatlan on the opposite coast, but in the table-lands extends much further south, and in the tierra fria or mountainous regions quite through Guatemala. Also Neoarctic and Anglogæan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Nearctic nē-ark′tik of or pertaining to the northern part of the New World—embracing temperate and arctic North America.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Neo, + arctic,


In literature:

Nearctic: temperate and arctic North America, including Greenland.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Australian AUSTRALIA, with Pacific Islands, Moluccas, &c. Nearctic NORTH AMERICA, to North Mexico.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Of the many attempts to subdivide the Nearctic subregion, the same authority favours that of Dr S.F.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
The Sheep are almost entirely Palaearctic and Nearctic.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
North American or Nearctic Region.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various

In news:

Heros Reward to the Rescue in Nearctic Score.
The ultra-consistent Heros Reward took command in the stretch and held on late to record his first graded stakes score in the $500,000 Nearctic (Can-II VIDEO) on the Woodbine turf course Oct 21.
Next Question Has Right Answers in Nearctic .
Regally Ready Rockets to Nearctic Victory.
Regally Ready holds off Bated Breath to win the Nearctic at Woodbine.
BC Turf Sprint Berth on the Line in Nearctic .
Right One is second choice in the Nearctic .
Plenty of Options in 12-Horse Nearctic Stakes.
Winless in seven starts since taking last year's Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT).
Regally Ready Rockets to Nearctic Victory.
Regally Ready holds off Bated Breath to win the Nearctic at Woodbine.
Next Question Has Right Answers in Nearctic.
I Thee Wed Wins Nearctic Calvary Charge.
(from Woodbine report) Pin Oak Stable's I Thee Wed, the second-longest shot on the board, captured the $282,750 Nearctic Handicap (Can-II) for turf sprinters Sunday at Woodbine.
True to Tradition Wins Nearctic by Nose.