antipodes /anˈtɪpədiːz/


I. plural noun

1. ( the Antipodes) Australia and New Zealand (used by inhabitants of the northern hemisphere).

there were plants from the Antipodes, including eucalyptuses and acacias.
2. the direct opposite of something

voting and violence are antipodes.
– origin late Middle English: via French or late Latin from Greek antipodes ‘having the feet opposite’, from anti ‘against, opposite’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’. The term originally denoted the inhabitants of opposite sides of the earth.

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