Tor"rid (?), a. [L. torridus, fr. torrere to parch, to burn, akin to E. Thist: cf. F. torride. See Thirst.]
Parched; dried with heat; as, a torrid plain or desert.
"Barca or Cyrene's torrid
Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching.
Torrid zone Geog., that space or board belt of the earth, included between the tropics, over which the sun is vertical at some period of every year, and the heat is always great.
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