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tundra

Line breaks: tun¦dra
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌndrə
 
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Definition of tundra in English:

noun

A vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen: [as modifier]: tundra vegetation
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 16th century: from Lappish.

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