Definition of taiga
: a moist subarctic forest dominated by conifers (such as spruce and fir) that begins where the tundra ends
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Lehtolainen escorts readers through the socially and economically frayed underbelly of Helsinki, to Baltic islands sparkling in long Nordic summer evenings, to dense snowy northern Finnish taiga.
The north-taiga forests are essential for the reproduction of many bird species.
Metsola Biosphere Reserve (Russian Federation)—Located at the border with Finland, the site comprises the Kostomukshsky reserve and contains one of the oldest intact north-taiga forests in Northwest Russia.
There’ll be rainforest, swamp, seasonal forest, forest, savanna, woods, taiga, desert, grassy desert and tundra.
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Origin and Etymology of taiga
First Known Use: 1888See Words from the same year
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