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1. Of or relating to the north; northern.
2. Of or concerning the north wind.
3. Boreal Of or relating to the forest areas of northern Eurasia and northern North America, dominated by coniferous trees such as spruce, fir, and pine.

[Middle English, from Late Latin Boreālis, from Latin Boreās, Boreas; see Boreas.]


of or relating to the north or the north wind
[C15: from Latin boreās the north wind]


1. (Physical Geography) of or denoting the coniferous forests in the north of the N hemisphere
2. (Physical Geography) designating a climatic zone having snowy winters and short summers
3. (Physical Geography) designating a dry climatic period from about 7500 to 5500 bc, characterized by cold winters, warm summers, and a flora dominated by pines and hazels


(ˈbɔr i əl, ˈboʊr-)

1. of or pertaining to the north wind.
2. of or pertaining to the north.
[1425–75; late Middle English boriall < Late Latin boreālis northern (Latin bore(ās) Boreas + -ālis -al1)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.boreal - relating to or marked by qualities associated with the north wind
2.boreal - toward or located in the north; "the boreal signs of the Zodiac"
3.boreal - comprising or throughout far northern regions
northern - situated in or coming from regions of the north; "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors"


Very cold:
Archaic: frore.
Idiom: bitter cold.
References in classic literature ?
There were days when my heart was volcanic As the scoriac rivers that roll -- As the lavas that restlessly roll Their sulphurous currents down Yaanek, In the ultimate climes of the Pole -- That groan as they roll down Mount Yaanek In the realms of the Boreal Pole.
He knew, and she knew, that, though the fascination which each had exercised over the other--on her part independently of accomplishments--would probably in the first days of their separation be even more potent than ever, time must attenuate that effect; the practical arguments against accepting her as a housemate might pronounce themselves more strongly in the boreal light of a remoter view.
OTCBB: WNEA) announced today that it has completed an acquisition of significant wind energy assets from Boreal Energy Inc.
In the boreal forest, the environment and the economy are linked: all stakeholders have a part in protecting it.
College Boreal is aiming to not only provide students with nutritious, locally sourced food, but teach them food sustainability and ultimately create a Northern food culture.
Relatively unstudied until recently, wildlife residuals--the forest remnants that escape or survive wildfires in boreal forests--are important to forest policy makers, forest managers, conservationists, and ecologists.
They breed across the boreal region and on the cattail-rimmed prairie potholes that span the western provinces.
In the north's Arctic and boreal areas, the characteristics of the seasons are changing, leading to great disruptions for plants and related ecosystems," Myneni added.
Contract Awarded for Construction of one car and passenger ferry for Boreal in Norway.
Summary: Washington DC [USA], Dec 30 (ANI): A study has recently revealed that charcoal remains after a forest fire may help decompose fine roots in the soil and consequently accelerate CO2 emissions in boreal forests.
The "large swath of country" Beresford-Kroeger refers to is Canada's boreal forest, which stretches from the Yukon to Newfoundland and Labrador.
The program--called Introduction to Beef Cattle Farming in Northern Ontario--is an initiative of the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO), the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and the participation of the Kashechewan First Nation, and the Kapuskasing campus of College Boreal.