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tundra definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozen

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Russian, from Russian dialect (northeast) tundra, tundara, from Kildin Sami (Sami language of the northern Kola Peninsula) t?nter Date: circa 1841 a level or rolling treeless plain that is characteristic of arctic and subarctic regions, consists of black mucky soil with a permanently frozen subsoil, and has a dominant vegetation of mosses, lichens, herbs, and dwarf shrubs; also a similar region confined to mountainous areas above timberline

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a vast level treeless Arctic region usu. with a marshy surface and underlying permafrost. Etymology: Lappish

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tundra Tun"dra, n. [Russ.] One of the level or undulating treeless plains characteristic of northern arctic regions in both hemispheres. The tundras mark the limit of arborescent vegetation; they consist of black mucky soil with a permanently frozen subsoil, but support a dense growth of mosses and lichens, and dwarf herbs and shrubs, often showy-flowered.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tundra Tun"dra, n. [Russ., from a native name.] A rolling, marshy, mossy plain of Northern Siberia.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(tundras) Tundra is one of the large flat areas of land in the north of Europe, Asia, and America. The ground below the top layer of soil is always frozen and no trees grow there. N-VAR

Moby Thesaurus

Alaska, Antarctic Zone, Antarctica, Arctic Circle, Arctic Zone, Frigid Zones, Greenland, Iceland, Lower Slobbovia, North Pole, Novaya Zemlya, Siberia, South Pole, Tierra del Fuego, alkali flat, alluvial plain, basin, bottomland, bushveld, campo, champaign, champaign country, coastal plain, delta, desert, down, downs, fell, flat, flat country, flatland, flats, grass veld, grassland, heath, lande, level, llano, lowland, lowlands, lunar mare, mare, mesa, mesilla, moor, moorland, open country, pampa, pampas, peneplain, plain, plains, plateau, playa, prairie, salt flat, salt marsh, salt pan, savanna, sebkha, steppe, table, tableland, the Antarctic, the Arctic, the Hebrides, the Yukon, tree veld, upland, vega, veld, weald, wide-open spaces, wold



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