An example of tundra is where the subsoil is permanently frozen and the only growth is low growing plants such as moss and lichen.
Other Word Forms
Origin of tundra
- Russian from Sami tūndar flat-topped hill
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Kildin Sami tÅ«Ì„ndra, the genitive form of тӯндар (tÅ«ndar, “treeless plain").