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 Three hours’ drive from the misty cloud forest, the city of Cobán is awash in color. Max Falkowitz, Saveur, "Meet the Farmer Shaking Up the Guatemalan Cardamom Trade," 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, "Jordan Harvey's 14-day Itinerary to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos," 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, "The Amazon: The Heart of the World," 3 Dec. 2018 Megadroughts encouraged farmers to clear and cultivate Andean cloud forests. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 2 Mar. 2020 Megadroughts encouraged farmers to clear and cultivate Andean cloud forests. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 2 Mar. 2020 Megadroughts encouraged farmers to clear and cultivate Andean cloud forests. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, "Findings," 30 Mar. 2020 San Francisco’s climate is uniquely suited to plants from cloud forests. Ryan Kost, SFChronicle.com, "San Francisco Botanical Garden: Public oasis, private haven," 19 Mar. 2020 The country is one of the best in the world for outdoor adventure, from trekking through the tropical cloud forests in the mountains of Alajuela to surfing off the coast of Peninsula Papagayo. Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Places Where the U.S. Dollar Is Really Strong Right Now," 10 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of cloud forest

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Cloud forest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloud%20forest. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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