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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.]
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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
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(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)]
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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"
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Very cold:
Archaic: frore.
Idiom: bitter cold.
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Nell'Epistola Esplicatoria Bruno organizza cosi il cielo: la Legge prende il posto di Artofilace per poter stare vicino a sua madre Sofia; al posto della Corona Boreale sale il Giudizio.
Within moist soil vegetation types, species with the greatest biomass included Dichanthelium boreale, Setaria pumila, Setaria faberi, and Persicaris pensylvanica.
Cela creera des defis et des problemes que n'avaient pas imagine ses concepteurs lorsqu'ils Implanterent ainsi une banlieue au coeur de la foret boreale.
Mots cles : baleine boreale; zones d'agregation; mer de Beaufort; golfe Amundsen; detroit du Vicomte de Melville; baie Darnley; presupposition de comportement d'alimentation; Balaena mysticetustelemetrie satellitaire
Proposal to conserve the name Bryum pallescens againts Hypnum boreale (Bryum boreale) (Bryaceae, Bryophyta).