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A subarctic area of northern Eurasia and North America located just south of the tundra and covered largely with coniferous forests dominated by firs and spruces.
[Russian taĭga, from a Turkic source such as Tuvan tayga or Yakut tayğa.]
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(Physical Geography) the coniferous forests extending across much of subarctic North America and Eurasia, bordered by tundra to the north and steppe to the south
[from Russian, of Turkic origin; compare Turkish daǧ mountain]
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tai•ga(ˈtaɪ gə, taɪˈgɑ)
n., pl. -gas.
any of the coniferous evergreen forests of subarctic lands, covering vast areas of N North America and Eurasia.
[1885–90; < Russian taĭgá < a Turkic language]
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A forest located in the Earth's far northern regions, consisting mainly of cone-bearing evergreens, such as firs, pines, and spruces, and some deciduous trees, such as larches, birches, and aspens. The taiga is found just south of the tundra.
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An area of coniferous evergreen forest lying south of the tundra in Europe and Asia.
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