noun[mass noun] (often the taiga)
The swampy coniferous forest of high northern latitudes, especially that between the tundra and steppes of Siberia: the coniferous forest of the taiga
More example sentences
- 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.
late 19th century: from Russian taĭga, from Mongolian.