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 In the few remaining patches of cloud forest in western Ecuador, a team of botanists and ecologists just found a flowering herb that scientists hadn’t seen in 40 years. Kiona N. Smith, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2022 And while looking for this rare flower, researchers found nearly half a dozen plant species that are new to science -- yet another reason to help save the unique cloud forest. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 16 Apr. 2022 The family went zip lining through a cloud forest, ate guinea pig, and cruised around the Galapagos. Siobhan Reid, Travel + Leisure, 5 June 2022 The wildflower Gasteranthus extinctus has only been spotted in Ecuador's cloud forest and was last documented in 1985, according to a new study in the journal PhytoKeys. Megan Marples, CNN, 15 Apr. 2022 It was last seen in 1985 and earned its forlorn name because scientists didn't see a future for the flower as the cloud forest experienced deforestation. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 16 Apr. 2022 The cloudy spot on the satellite images turned out to be a surviving patch of cloud forest. Kiona N. Smith, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2022 Most of the cloud forest suffered deforestation in the years that followed. Megan Marples, CNN, 15 Apr. 2022 The new Origins Lodge in Costa Rica's northern cloud forest is the perfect place for a warm-weather getaway. Jennifer Flowers, Travel + Leisure, 31 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cloud forest

1922, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Cloud forest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloud%20forest. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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