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Meaning of TUNDRA

Pronunciation:  'tundru

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a vast treeless plain in the arctic regions between the ice cap and the tree line

TUNDRA is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: champaign, field, plain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tun"dra\, n. [Russ.]
    One of the level or undulating treeless plains characteristic
    of northern arctic regions in both hemispheres. The tundras
    mark the limit of arborescent vegetation; they consist of
    black mucky soil with a permanently frozen subsoil, but
    support a dense growth of mosses and lichens, and dwarf herbs
    and shrubs, often showy-flowered.
  2. \Tun"dra\, n. [Russ., from a native name.]
    A rolling, marshy, mossy plain of Northern Siberia.
 Definition: a type of landscape where the ground is frozen solid throughout most of the year but thaws slightly during the summer.