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rain forest

noun

Simple Definition of rain forest

  • : a tropical forest that receives a lot of rain and that has very tall trees

Full Definition of rain forest

  1. 1 :  a tropical woodland with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches (254 centimeters) and marked by lofty broad-leaved evergreen trees forming a continuous canopy —called also tropical rain forest

  2. 2 :  temperate rain forest

1903

First Known Use of rain forest

1903


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rain forest

noun

Definition of rain forest

  1. :  a woodland with a high annual rainfall and very tall trees and that is often found in tropical regions




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