Definition of taiga in English:

taiga

Syllabification: tai·ga
Pronunciation: /ˈtīgə
 
/

noun

(often the taiga)
  • The sometimes swampy coniferous forest of high northern latitudes, especially that between the tundra and steppes of Siberia and North America.
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    • Sardar said only around 200 herding reindeer are left in the Mongolian taiga (northern coniferous forest) today.
    • From my hovering perch, I can see where the treeless tundra morphs into taiga - a thin boreal forest of stunted conifers, muskeg, ponds, and rivers.
    • The taiga and tundra of this region teem with birds and animals, and bloom with wildflowers in early summer.

Origin

late 19th century: from Russian taĭga, from Mongolian.

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