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Taira vs Taiga - What's the difference?

taira | taiga |

As a proper noun taiga is

a lake in alaska.




(en noun)
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    (wikipedia taiga)


    (en noun)
  • A subarctic zone of evergreen coniferous forests situated south of the tundras and north of the steppes in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • * 2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 197:
  • The mountains run from the Arctic Island of Novaya Zemlya southwards, dividing the endless wastes of the Siberian taiga and the steppes from the Russian platform in the west.
  • * 2006 , (Thomas Pynchon), Against the Day , Vintage 2007, p. 871:
  • Like the taiga , he was everywhere, and mysterious—a heroic being with unearthly gifts.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-03
  • , author=Nancy Langston , title=Mining the Boreal North , volume=101, issue=2, page=98 , magazine= citation , passage=Reindeer are well suited to the taiga ’s frigid winters. They can maintain a thermogradient between body core and the environment of up to 100 degrees, in part because of insulation provided by their fur, and in part because of counter-current vascular heat exchange systems in their legs and nasal passages.}}



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