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boreal   (bôr'ē-əl)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to the north or to northern areas.

  2. Relating to the north wind.

  3. Relating to the forest areas of the Northern Temperate Zone that are dominated by coniferous trees such as spruce, fir, and pine.

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