rain forest

noun
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of rain forest

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

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First Known Use of rain forest

1903


RAIN FOREST Defined for English Language Learners

rain forest

noun

Definition of rain forest for English Language Learners

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


RAIN FOREST Defined for Kids

rain forest

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Definition of rain forest for Students

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

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