Definition of tundra in English:


Syllabification: tun·dra
Pronunciation: /ˈtəndrə


  • A vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen.
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    • Ruffs breed in sub-Arctic and Arctic tundra meadows in northern Europe and Siberia.
    • North Asia is an arctic tundra, not a recommended neighborhood to live in, in the winter time.
    • In North America, the Arctic tundra is expected to retreat northwards and be replaced by forest.


late 16th century: from Lappish.

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