Ecol. a type of transitional plant community that is located between the arctic tundra and the boreal coniferous forests, having scattered trees: often it is considered to include the N regions of the boreal forests
Origin of taigaRussian tajga
A subarctic area of northern Eurasia and North America located just south of the tundra and covered largely with coniferous forests dominated by firs and spruces.
Origin of taigaRussian taĭga from a Turkic source such as Tuvan tayga or Yakut tayğa