Nearctic

Nearctic
/nee ahrk"tik, -ahr"-/, adj. Biogeog.
belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising temperate Greenland and arctic North America, sometimes including high mountainous regions of the northern Temperate Zone.
[1855-60; NE- + ARCTIC]

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