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clime (n.)

1540s, "a tract or region of the earth," shortening of climate (or a nativization of Latin clima). It might usefully take up the old, abandoned "horizontal region of the earth" sense of climate, but it is used chiefly by the poets, and they display no evident agreement on what they mean by it.

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Definitions of clime from WordNet

clime (n.)
the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time;
plants from a cold clime travel best in winter
Synonyms: climate
From wordnet.princeton.edu