Definition of biome
: a major ecological community type (such as tropical rain forest, grassland, or desert)
Recent Examples of biome from the Web
Whereas Earth hosts a wide diversity of biomes, the planets of Star Wars boast far fewer climates and topographies.
Minecraft creator Notch, or Markus Persson as his grandma calls him, has released a video of the new biomes feature that’s coming in the forthcoming Halloween patch for the sandbox title.
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Origin and Etymology of biome
2bi- + -ome
First Known Use: 1916
BIOME Defined for Kids
Definition of biome for Students
: a major type of community of distinctive plants and animals living together in a particular climate and physical environment
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