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rain·for·est

or rain forest  (rān′fôr′ĭst, fŏr′-)
n.
A dense evergreen forest with a minimum annual rainfall of approximately 180 centimeters (71 inches). Rainforests are found chiefly in the tropics but also occur in temperate regions, where the rainfall amount is somewhat lower.
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rainforest

(ˈreɪnˌfɒrɪst)
n
(Forestry) dense forest found in tropical areas of heavy rainfall. The trees are broad-leaved and evergreen, and the vegetation tends to grow in three layers (undergrowth, intermediate trees and shrubs, and very tall trees, which form a canopy). Also called: selva
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rainforest

An area of dense tropical evergreen forest with a very heavy annual rainfall.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rainforest - a forest with heavy annual rainfallrainforest - a forest with heavy annual rainfall
forest, woods, wood - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
temperate rain forest - a rain forest in a temperate area
selva, tropical rain forest - a rain forest in a tropical area
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Translations
deštný pralesdeštný les
regnskov
sademetsä
prašuma
熱帯雨林
열대 우림
regnskog
ป่าหนาทึบในเขตร้อนซึ่งมีฝนตกมาก
rừng rậm nhiệt đới

rainforest

[ˈreɪnfɒrɪst]
nforêt f pluviale
modif [canopy, conservation, species, trees] → de la forêt pluvialerain gauge npluviomètre m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

rainforest

[ˈreɪnˌfɒrɪst] nforesta pluviale or equatoriale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

rainforest

غَابَةٌ مُطِيرَة deštný prales regnskov Regenwald τροπικό δάσος selva tropical sademetsä forêt tropicale prašuma foresta pluviale 熱帯雨林 열대 우림 regenwoud regnskog las tropikalny floresta tropical тропический лес regnskog ป่าหนาทึบในเขตร้อนซึ่งมีฝนตกมาก yağmur ormanı rừng rậm nhiệt đới 雨林
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