from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, distributed, or occurring chiefly throughout the northern portion of the Northern Hemisphere.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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  • adjective comprising or throughout far northern regions


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circum- +‎ boreal


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  • around the northern regions of the earth

    June 19, 2007