temperate rain forest

noun

Definition of temperate rain forest

: woodland of a usually rather mild climatic area within the temperate zone that receives heavy rainfall, usually includes numerous kinds of trees, and is distinguished from a tropical rain forest especially by the presence of a dominant tree

Examples of temperate rain forest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, we were incredibly psyched about visiting the only temperate rain forest in North America. BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2021 The park is a mix of temperate rain forest and meadow along a stretch of Lynn Canal coastline, the deepest fjord in North America. Peter Kujawinski, New York Times, 29 July 2019 While the typical image of the park is a dark, damp, and overwhelmingly beautiful temperate rain forest, the park also shelters alpine highlands, tranquil lakeshores, and a wild Pacific coastline that seems totally untouched by humans. National Geographic, 18 Apr. 2019 These fierce, wise old queens are just doing their thing, wiggling around still in the Tasmanian temperate rain forest. Rachel Becker, The Verge, 15 Sep. 2018 As a temperate rain forest, livable almost all year round, that part of the country, including Seattle and northern California, has a huge inflow of non-conforming Americans. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of temperate rain forest

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Temperate rain forest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temperate%20rain%20forest. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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