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Tundra meaning

tundra - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. A rolling, marshy, mossy plain of Northern Siberia.

tundra - examples of usage

  1. Grey and monotonous tundra rolling away to the horizon, and melancholy, grey- green shrubs lining the stream formed the daily and dismal landscape during the first week. - "From Paris to New York by Land", Harry de Windt.
  2. The reader is already aware that tundra is impassable in summer, for its consistency is then that of a wet bath sponge. - "From Paris to New York by Land", Harry de Windt.
  3. This region is the tundra. - "From Paris to New York by Land", Harry de Windt.
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