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tun·dra

 (tŭn′drə)
n.
1. A treeless area beyond the timberline in high-latitude regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation such as lichens, mosses, and shrubs.
2. A similar area found at high elevations.

[Russian, from Sami tūndar, flat-topped hill.]

tundra

(ˈtʌndrə)
n
(Physical Geography)
a. a vast treeless zone lying between the ice cap and the timberline of North America and Eurasia and having a permanently frozen subsoil
b. (as modifier): tundra vegetation.
[C19: from Russian, from Lapp tundar hill; related to Finnish tunturi treeless hill]

tun•dra

(ˈtʌn drə, ˈtʊn-)

n., pl. -dras.
any of the vast, nearly level, treeless plains of the arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America.
[1835–45; < Russian < Lappish, a Finnic language spoken by the Lapps; compare Kola Lappish tūndar flat elevated area]

tun·dra

(tŭn′drə)
A cold, treeless, usually lowland area of far northern regions. The subsoil of tundras is permanently frozen, but in summer the top layer of soil thaws and can support low-growing mosses, lichens, grasses, and small shrubs.

tundra

An area between the tree line in Arctic regions and the polar ice, with low-growing vegetation and permanently frozen subsoil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tundra - a vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozentundra - a vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozen
champaign, plain, field - extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
Translations
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With the exception of our little cove, the other beaches sloped gently back for a distance of half-a-mile or so, into what I might call rocky meadows, with here and there patches of moss and tundra grass.
The great world had never heard his name, but it was known far and wide in the vast silent North, by whites and Indians and Eskimos, from Bering Sea to the Passes, from the head reaches of remotest rivers to the tundra shore of Point Barrow.
Nine men out of ten would flee from a Royal Society soiree in extremity of boredom; but Creighton was the tenth, and at times his soul yearned for the crowded rooms in easy London where silver-haired, bald- headed gentlemen who know nothing of the Army move among spectroscopic experiments, the lesser plants of the frozen tundras, electric flight-measuring machines, and apparatus for slicing into fractional millimetres the left eye of the female mosquito.
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On the Arctic's frozen tundra, an outcast and her adopted daughter struggle to survive, but life gets more complicated when a man enters their lives.
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