rainforest


rainforest
n. thick jungle area located where there is a heavy amount of rainfall

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • rainforest — ► NOUN ▪ a luxuriant, dense forest found in tropical areas with consistently heavy rainfall …   English terms dictionary

  • Rainforest — Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with definitions setting minimum normal annual rainfall between 1750–2000 mm (68 78 inches).Rainforests are home to two thirds of all the living animal and plant species on Earth. It has… …   Wikipedia

  • rainforest — /ˈreɪnfɒrəst / (say raynforuhst) noun 1. moist, closed, evergreen forest with a high annual rainfall found in tropical and temperate areas and characterised by soft leaved trees and multiple crown layers supporting a wide variety of plant and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rainforest — rain forest or rain·for·est (rānʹfôr ĭst, fŏr ) n. A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 2.5 meters (100 inches). * * * Lush forest, generally composed of tall, broad leaved trees and usually… …   Universalium

  • rainforest */ — UK [ˈreɪnˌfɒrɪst] / US [ˈreɪnˌfɔrɪst] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms rainforest : singular rainforest plural rainforests a forest in a tropical region of the world where it rains a lot. Rainforests are considered to be important… …   English dictionary

  • rainforest — [[t]re͟ɪnfɒrɪst, AM fɔːr [/t]] rainforests N VAR A rainforest is a thick forest of tall trees which is found in tropical areas where there is a lot of rain. There is worldwide concern about the destruction of the rainforests. ...a vast area of… …   English dictionary

  • rainforest — noun a forest in a climate with high annual rainfall and no dry season Syn: jungle, tropical forest …   Wiktionary

  • rainforest — noun a luxuriant, dense forest found in tropical areas with consistently heavy rainfall …   English new terms dictionary

  • rainforest — [ˈreɪnˌfɒrɪst] noun [C/U] a forest in a tropical region of the world where it rains a lot …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • rainforest — noun a forest with heavy annual rainfall • Syn: ↑rain forest • Hypernyms: ↑forest, ↑wood, ↑woods • Hyponyms: ↑temperate rain forest, ↑tropical rain forest, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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