cloud forest

noun

Definition of cloud forest

: a wet tropical mountain forest at an altitude usually between 3000 and 8000 feet (1000 and 2500 meters) that is characterized by a profusion of epiphytes and the presence of clouds even in the dry season

Examples of cloud forest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Selvatura Park, located in the cloud forest in Monteverde, there are nearly two miles of treetop walkways people of all ages can explore. Katie Jackson, Travel + Leisure, 14 July 2021 Central America brims with lush rainforest canopies, mystical cloud forest vistas, emerald-green rolling terrain and idyllic beach coves, as well as interesting cultures and artful expressions. Laura Manske, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 Home to the world-famous cloud forest and first zipline, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is renowned for its conservation and preservation efforts. Kathryn Sarkis, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2021 The unusual study, which tracked 15 species in Peru’s cloud forest, has now found that eye size can help predict where birds breed and feed—the bigger the eye, the smaller the prey or the darker the environment. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 27 Oct. 2020 Logging had converted 70 to 90 percent of the region’s native cloud forest to pasture. Eric Toensmeier, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2020 Three hours’ drive from the misty cloud forest, the city of Cobán is awash in color. Max Falkowitz, Saveur, 28 Nov. 2018 Day 5: Machu Picchu Revel in the early morning sun from the lost city of Machu Picchu perched amidst Andean peaks and lush cloud forest. Jordan Harvey, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2020 To experience the cloud forest, consider a visit to Soqtapata, a few hours north east of Ausangate, hidden just off the Interoceanic Highway. Austin Merrill, WSJ, 3 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of cloud forest

1922, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jul 2021

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“Cloud forest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloud%20forest. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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