(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.
A forest located in the Earth's far northern regions, consisting mainly of cone-bearing evergreens, such as firs, pines, and spruces, and some deciduous trees, such as larches, birches, and aspens. The taiga is found just south of the tundra.
Other Word Forms
Origin of taiga
Russian taĭgaof Altaic origin
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Russianтайга (tajgá), from South Siberian Turkic (Altai region, for example the Altay or Shor language), or alternatively Yakutтайга (tayga, “untraversable forest").
Taiga Sentence Examples
Its course takes it through a taiga forest, full of evergreen trees.
Three nights Varangerfjord Day 11 We spend the day driving back into Finland to spend a night back in the taiga zone.
The lowland (taiga) in the east comprises a plain with flat-topped hills covered by taiga vegetation with large open areas.