Definition of taiga in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪɡə/


[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.

Words that rhyme with taiga

Auriga, Eiger, liger, saiga, tiger
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