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boreal


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boreal  \Bo"re*al\,  a.  (Biogeography) 
  Designating  or  pertaining  to  a  terrestrial  division 
  consisting  of  the  northern  and  mountainous  parts  of  both  the 
  Old  and  the  New  World;  --  equivalent  to  the  Holarctic  region 
  exclusive  of  the  Transition,  Sonoran,  and  corresponding 
  areas.  The  term  is  used  by  American  authors  and  applied  by 
  them  chiefly  to  the  Nearctic  subregion  The  Boreal  region 
  includes  approximately  all  of  North  and  Central  America  in 
  which  the  mean  temperature  of  the  hottest  season  does  not 
  exceed  18[deg]  C.  (=  64.4[deg]  F.).  Its  subdivisions  are  the 
  Arctic  zone  and 
 
  {Boreal  zone},  the  latter  including  the  area  between  the 
  Arctic  and  Transition  zones. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boreal  \Bo"re*al\,  a.  [L.  borealis:  cf  F.  bor['e]al.  See 
  {Boreas}.] 
  Northern;  pertaining  to  the  north,  or  to  the  north  wind;  as 
  a  boreal  bird;  a  boreal  blast. 
 
  So  from  their  own  clear  north  in  radiant  streams, 
  Bright  over  Europe  bursts  the  boreal  morn.  --Thomson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boreal 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  marked  by  qualities  associated  with  the  north 
  wind 
  2:  toward  or  located  in  the  north;  "the  boreal  signs  of  the 
  Zodiac" 
  3:  comprising  or  throughout  far  northern  regions  [syn:  {circumboreal}] 




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