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tundranoun [U]

uk   /ˈtʌn.drə/  us   /ˈtʌn.drə/
(​part of) the very ​largearea of ​land in ​NorthAsia, ​NorthAmerica, and ​northernEurope where, because it is ​cold, ​trees do not ​grow and ​ground below the ​surface is ​permanentlyfrozen: Reindeer ​roam the tundra in ​largeherds. Few ​plantsgrow in tundra ​regions.
(Definition of tundra from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tundranoun [U]

 us   /ˈtʌn·drə/
any of the very ​large, ​flatareas of ​land in ​northernparts of Asia, ​NorthAmerica, and Europe where, because it is ​cold, ​trees do not ​grow and the ​earth below the ​surface is ​permanentlyfrozen
(Definition of tundra from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tundra”
in Chinese (Simplified) 冻原带,苔原带…
in Chinese (Traditional) 凍原帶,苔原帶…
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