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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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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