An example of tundra is where the subsoil is permanently frozen and the only growth is low growing plants such as moss and lichen.
Origin of tundraRussian of Lapp origin, originally
- A treeless area beyond the timberline in high-latitude regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation such as lichens, mosses, and shrubs.
- A similar area found at high elevations.
Origin of tundraRussian, from Sami tūndar, flat-topped hill.
From Kildin Sami tÅ«Ì„ndra, the genitive form of Ñ‚Ó¯Ð½Ð´Ð°Ñ€ (tÅ«ndar, “treeless plain").