from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Distributed or occurring chiefly throughout the boreal regions of North America and Eurasia. Used especially of plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a region of abundant forest growth, particularly spanning Eurasia and North America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to the zone next outside the boreal or Arctic region.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. comprising or throughout far northern regions


circum- +‎ boreal (Wiktionary)



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  • around the northern regions of the earth

    June 19, 2007