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Definition of Tundra

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vast and treeless arctic region (found for example in Siberia, northern Canada, and Lapland)
Tundra Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A rolling, marshy, mossy plain of Northern Siberia.
  
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tundra
\tun"dra\ (?), n. [russ.] one of the level or undulating treeless plains characteristic of northern arctic regions in both hemispheres. the tundras mark the limit of arborescent vegetation; they consist of black mucky soil with a permanently frozen subsoil, but support a dense growth of mosses and lichens, and dwarf herbs and shrubs, often showy-flowered.
tundra
\tun"dra\ (?), n. [russ., from a native name.] a rolling, marshy, mossy plain of northern siberia.
tundra
n : a vast treeless plain in the arctic regions between the ice cap and the tree line


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 tundra swan 
 tundra soil 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a vast treeless plain in the arctic regions between the ice cap and the tree line
(hypernym) plain, field, champaign
Tundra Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
A vast area in the Arctic lying between the permanent ice cap and the m' ore southerly forested region. Even in the warmest months of summer, the subsoil remains frozen, the top few inches supporting only limited vegetation.
Tundra Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
A treeless artic plain.
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
Arid region in high latitudes.
Glossary Of Geography
A treeless plain characteristic of the arctic and subarctic regions.
Tundra Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In physical geography, a tundra is a biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. The term tundra comes through Russian тундра from the Kildin Sami word tūndâr "uplands", "treeless mountain tract". There are three types of tundra: arctic tundra, alpine tundra, and antarctic tundra. In a tundra, the vegetation is composed of dwarf shrubs, sedges and grasses, mosses, and lichens. Scattered trees grow in some tundras. The ecotone (or ecological boundary region) between the tundra and the forest is known as the tree line or timberline.

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Tundra Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
A type of treeless ecosystem dominated by lichens, mosses, grasses, and woody plants. Tundra is found at high latitudes (arctic tundra) and high altitudes (alpine tundra). Arctic tundra is underlain by permafrost and is usually water saturated. (See: wetlands.)
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A type of Ecosystem or Biome dominated by lichens, mosses, grasses, and woody plants. Tundra may be found both at high latitudes (arctic tundra) and high altitudes (alpine tundra). Arctic tundra is underlain by permafrost and is usually saturated, also classifying it also as a Wetlands.
Tundra Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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