Definition of Tundra

1. Noun. A vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozen.

Generic synonyms: Champaign, Field, Plain

Definition of Tundra

1. n. A rolling, marshy, mossy plain of Northern Siberia.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Tundra

1. Noun. A flat and treeless arctic biome. ¹

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Definition of Tundra

1. a level, treeless expanse of arctic land [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tundra

tundra (current term)
tundra soil
tundra swan
tundra swans
tundra vole
tundra voles
tundra wolf
tundra wolves
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Literary usage of Tundra

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"In the less cold tundra-districts more soil is occupied by vegetation than unoccupied ; even wide tracts can have a continuous carpet of lichens. ..."

2. Daily Geography Practice Grade 5 by Sandi Johnson (2004)
"North Pole Challenge 1. c 2. d 3. a 4. b The Arctic tundra Introducing the ... Another biome that students may not be as familiar with is the Arctic tundra. ..."

3. Man and His Work: An Introduction to Human Geography by Andrew John Herbertson (1899)
"The tundra. tundra is the name given in Russia to the frozen desert surrounding the ... The tundra exhibits its least inhospitable aspect in Siberia, where, ..."

4. Tales of Yukaghir, Lamut, and Russanized Natives of Eastern Siberia by Valdimïr Germanovich Bogoraz, Waldemar Bogoras (1918)
"1 These talcs were collected among the tundra Yukaghir on the western tundra of ... The tundra Yukaghir have a mixture of Tungus blood, and call themselves ..."

5. Human Geography by Joseph Russell Smith (1922)
"THE ASIATIC tundra 619. Likeness of Europe and Asia.—Some belts of territory in Europe go on without a break into Asia. The tundra that reaches across the ..."

6. Siberia in Asia: a Visit to the Valley of the Genesay in East Siberia: With by Henry Seebohm (1882)
"I went on shore in the morning, to ascertain what bird-life was to be found on the tundra. We climbed up the steep bank, and found ourselves in a ..."

7. Amid Snowy Wastes: Wild Life on the Spitsbergen Archipelago by Seton Paul Gordon (1922)
"To those who know the Cairngorm Hills I may say that the tundra reminded me of the ... Across the tundra there flew purple sandpipers and here and there ..."

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