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

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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, "A guide to Olympic National Park," 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, "Get a grip on the natural world with this beautiful manual for the planet," 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, "Family bonds prevail in ‘Leave No Trace’," 21 June 2018

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circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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