Definition of boreal
1 : of, relating to, or located in northern regions boreal waters
2 : of, relating to, or comprising the northern biotic area characterized especially by dominance of coniferous forests
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The other, the northern flying squirrel (G. sabrinus), inhabits the boreal coniferous forests of the northeastern U.S., Canada, and Alaska.
Rogue's boreal beauty didn't offset the sense of traipsing through a desolate world with filler storytelling and boring checklists.
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Origin and Etymology of boreal
Middle English boriall, from Late Latin borealis, from Latin boreas north wind, north, from Greek, from Boreas
First Known Use: 15th century
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