[ tun] ′drə, to̵on ′-
Tundra is the vast treeless plain in the Arctic region between the icecap and the tree line.
An example of tundra is where the subsoil is permanently frozen and the only growth is low growing plants such as moss and lichen.
tundra definition by Webster's New World
any of the vast, nearly level, treeless plains of the arctic regions
Origin: Russian of Lapp origin, originally Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. tundra definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation such as lichens, mosses, and stunted shrubs.
Origin: Russian, from Sami tūndar, flat-topped hill. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. tundra - Cultural Definition
A land area near the North Pole where the
soil is permanently frozen a few feet underground.
There are no trees on the tundra: the vegetation is primarily lichens and mosses.
Tundra is widespread in Lapland and in the far northern portions of Alaska, Canada, and the Soviet Union. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. tundra - Science Definition
A cold, treeless, usually lowland area of far northern regions. The lower strata of soil of tundras are permanently frozen, but in summer the top layer of soil thaws and can support low-growing mosses, lichens, grasses, and small shrubs.