Boreal definition

bôrē-əl
Of or relating to the north; northern.
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Of or relating to the forest areas of the northern North Temperate Zone, dominated by coniferous trees such as spruce, fir, and pine.
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Of or concerning the north wind.
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Northern.
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Of the north wind.
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Relating to the north or to northern areas.
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Relating to the forest areas of the Northern Temperate Zone that are dominated by coniferous trees such as spruce, fir, and pine.
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Of, relating to, or coming from the north.
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Of or pertaining to the northern zone of plant and animal life including the taiga and tundra.
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Relating to the north wind.
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(geology, paleontology) A subdivision of the Holocene epoch.
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Origin of boreal

  • Middle English from Late Latin Boreālis from Latin Boreās Boreas Boreas

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin boreālis (“northern”), from Boreās, from Ancient Greek Βορέας (Boreās, “personification of the north wind”), from Balto-Slavic.

    From Wiktionary