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tundra

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈtʌn.drə/
(part of) the very large area of land in North 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.
Translations of “tundra”
in Chinese (Traditional) 凍原帶,苔原帶…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冻原带,苔原带…
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