taiga

[ tahy-guh, tahy-gah ]
/ ˈtaɪ gə, taɪˈgɑ /

noun

the coniferous evergreen forests of subarctic lands, covering vast areas of northern North America and Eurasia.

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Origin of taiga

1885–90; < Russian taĭgá < one or more Turkic languages of the Altai Mountain region; compare Altai, Shor tayγa forest-covered mountain

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British Dictionary definitions for taiga

taiga
/ (ˈtaɪɡə) /

noun

the coniferous forests extending across much of subarctic North America and Eurasia, bordered by tundra to the north and steppe to the south

Word Origin for taiga

from Russian, of Turkic origin; compare Turkish daǧ mountain
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Scientific definitions for taiga

taiga
[ tīgə ]

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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