tropical rain forest


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Recent Examples on the Web Located in Bay Lake near Magic Kingdom and several Disney hotels, Discovery Island was once a tropical rain forest oasis that welcomed guests for 25 years before closing in the late '90s. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 2 Apr. 2022 The 11,500-foot-high volcano is one of several on the Rwanda-Congo-Uganda borders, an area of tropical rain forest and rare mountain gorillas. CNN, 22 May 2021 Dozens of fish, frogs, toads, and turtles live in a freshwater pond in a room that mimics a tropical rain forest. Kristina Rizga, The Atlantic, 11 Sep. 2020 What is now the southeastern U.S. was dominated by tropical rain forest, complete with primates. Andrew L. Hipp, Scientific American, 15 July 2020 The tropical rain forest is a shady paradise filled with tall cypress trees, cycads, a grove of bamboo and tropical trees from around the world. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 24 June 2020 More crucially, new diets reduced the pressure to cut down the remaining tropical rain forests to make way for grazing land. Video Player is loading. Bill Mckibben, Time, 12 Sep. 2019 That is on par with the declines of tropical rain forests and coral reefs. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2019 Countless waterfalls and lush tropical rain forests make the 600 hairpin curves and 59 one-lane bridges worth the trouble. Sarah Wesley Lemire,, 12 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tropical rain forest was in 1903

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“Tropical rain forest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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