Taiga definition

tīgə
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.
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A subarctic zone of evergreen coniferous forests situated south of the tundras and north of the steppes in the Northern Hemisphere.
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A lake in Alaska.
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(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.
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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.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
taiga
Plural:
taigas

Origin of taiga

  • Russian taĭga of Altaic origin

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

  • From Russian тайга (tajgá), from South Siberian Turkic (Altai region, for example the Altay or Shor language), or alternatively Yakut тайга (tayga, “untraversable forest").

    From Wiktionary