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tundra

noun [U] uk   /ˈtʌn.drə/ us  
(part of) the very large area of land in northern Asia, North America, and northern Europe where, because it is cold, trees do not grow and ground below the surface is permanently frozen: Reindeer roam the tundra in large herds. Few plants grow in tundra regions.
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