noun tai·ga \ˈtī-gə\

Definition of TAIGA

:  a moist subarctic forest dominated by conifers (as spruce and fir) that begins where the tundra ends

Origin of TAIGA

Russian taĭga
First Known Use: 1888

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, tundra


Next Word in the Dictionary: taiglachPrevious Word in the Dictionary: Tai–ChineseAll Words Near: taiga
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears