Meaning of Hudsonian in English:


Pronunciation /hʌdˈsəʊnɪən/


  • 1Relating to Hudson Bay and the surrounding land.

    ‘The breeding range of the Hudsonian Godwit is perhaps best described as enigmatic.’
    • ‘These photographs are provided to help you identify members of the Hudsonian Godwit species and are provided here courtesy of the individual photographers, who retain copyright.’
    • ‘This plant is common in the Hudsonian meadows and generally inhabits the drier soils on south and west exposures.’
    • ‘The Hudsonian emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hudsonica) appears to be an uncommon species.’
    1. 1.1Biology Denoting a biogeographical zone represented by the territory around the bay (north of the treeline from Labrador to Alaska).
      ‘He took great interest in the area's overlap of two major ‘life zones’ Hudsonian and Arctic - with its significant ecological and cultural implications.’
      • ‘Perfect for Hudsonian and based on my experiences did not look like a variegatus.’
      • ‘My objective in all cases was the beautiful park-like country lying in the Hudsonian zone.’
      • ‘It is a distinctive Hudsonian mobile zone, bounded by the Virgin River Shear.’