tropical rainforest

noun

variants or less commonly tropical rain forest
plural tropical rainforests also tropical rain forests

Examples of tropical rainforest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ponant's Pearls of the Caribbean Cruise Duration: Eight nights What to expect: From Martinique's capital of Fort-de-France, the 184-passenger Le Champlain sails to Bequia Island with lively Port Elizabeth, beaches, and the tropical rainforest. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2024 Related article One of the world’s biggest cities may be just months away from running out of water Moisture from the tropical rainforests along the Magdalena rises up the mountain valleys and clashes with the colder temperatures at the top, generating rain. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 11 Apr. 2024 The 15,000-square-foot Tropical Dome houses plants (and animals such as birds, insects, frogs and Koi fish) that would typically be found in tropical rainforests. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 23 Jan. 2024 Their natural habitat includes the tropical rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia, and the bloom can reach heights of up to 8 feet. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024 The National Park of American Samoa stretches over three islands with tropical rainforests, volcanic slopes, pristine beaches and thousands of acres of marine habitat, and it’s interwoven with a rich culture. Cnn.com, The Mercury News, 26 Feb. 2024 Paved pathways and a free tram tour provide easy access to the beauty of Fairchild’s sprawling gardens, which include a 2-acre outdoor tropical rainforest and several collections of tropical plants. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Running directly over the world's largest aquifer—which supplies drinking water to around 5 million people in Mexico—and cutting a 68-mile path through crucial tropical rainforests, the project jeopardizes crucial biological corridors. Natalie Stoclet, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Most visitors come for Butterfly World, home to a tropical rainforest, brilliant botanical gardens and aviaries teeming with live butterflies and wild birds. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024

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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 rainforest was in 1903

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“Tropical rainforest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tropical%20rainforest. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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