Definitions for borealˈbɔr i əl, ˈboʊr-
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bo•re•alˈbɔr i əl, ˈboʊr-(adj.)
of or pertaining to the north wind.
of or pertaining to the north.
Origin of boreal:
1425–75; late ME boriall < LL boreālis northern (L bore(ās)Boreas+-ālis -al1)
relating to or marked by qualities associated with the north wind
toward or located in the north
"the boreal signs of the Zodiac"
comprising or throughout far northern regions
Of, relating to, or coming from the north.
Origin: From borealis, from Boreas, from Βορέας.
northern; pertaining to the north, or to the north wind; as, a boreal bird; a boreal blast
In paleoclimatology of the Holocene, the Boreal was the first of the Blytt-Sernander sequence of north European climatic phases that were originally based on the study of Danish peat bogs, named for Axel Blytt and Rutger Sernander, who first established the sequence. In peat bog sediments, the Boreal is also recognized by its characteristic pollen zone. It was preceded by the Younger Dryas, the last cold snap of the Pleistocene, and followed by the Atlantic, a warmer and moister period than our most recent climate. The Boreal, transitional between the two periods, varied a great deal, at times comprising within it climates like today's.
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