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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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tundra

An area between the tree line in Arctic regions and the polar ice, with low-growing vegetation and permanently frozen subsoil.
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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"
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Translations
тундра
tundra
tundra
tundra
tundra
tonduratundura
тундра

tundra

[ˈtʌndrə] Ntundra f
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tundra

[ˈtʌndrə] ntoundra f
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tundra

nTundra f
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tundra

[ˈtʌndrə] ntundra
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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.
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.
The all regular-cab Tundras (4x4 and 4x2) and the 2015 TRD Pro models will be equipped with a 5.7-litre V8 engine.
The recall covers certain 2004 to 2007 model Sequoias and 2004 to 2006 model Tundras, both produced in the United States.
Like all Tundras, the frame raft is made of rolled-C-channel in a continuous single steel stamping.
Toyota sold 11,818 Tundras in June and July, the fastest US start of any new Toyota.
Out of the total number, 130,000 Tundras are in the United States, 10,000 in Canada and 200 in Mexico,
The new plant is capable of producing some 200,000 Tundras each year, bringing Toyota's annual production capacity in North America to 1.75 million units from its current level of 1.55 million units.
47 The Nganasan are a Samoyed people who occupy the central tundras of the Taymyr Peninsula.