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A dense tropical rainforest usually having a cloud cover, especially one in the Amazon Basin.
[Spanish, forest, from Latin silva.]
1. (Physical Geography) dense equatorial forest, esp in the Amazon basin, characterized by tall broad-leaved evergreen trees, epiphytes, lianas, etc
2. (Physical Geography) a tract of such forest
[C19: from Spanish and Portuguese, from Latin silva forest]