American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dense evergreen forest with an annual rainfall of at least 406 centimeters (160 inches). Rainforests are often, but not always, located in tropical regions.
- n. a forest with heavy annual rainfall
- rain + forest, a calque of German Regenwald. (Wiktionary)
“The Canopy Tower hotel, a former U.S. radar installation, is surrounded by virgin rainforest and exotic wildlife.”
“But gosh they sure can tell me the rainforest is disappearing, animals are dying, and the Earth is getting warmer.”
“Now 52, she is a disciple of the slain rainforest activist Chico Mendes, and an early member of the Workers Party.”
“And then because the rainforest is gone, it eventually becomes a desert.”
“Another use for the clearcut rainforest is palm trees for palm oil or soybeans for cattle and vegetarians.”
“Seek out an untrafficked river in rainforest preferably.”
“In this region of the isthmus of Panama the rainforest is extremely dense, and the only means of travelling there is to go upriver by pirogue.”
“The surroundings of this town are green and lush pastures, with the odd smattering of virgin rainforest too stubborn to be felled.”
““The rainforest is more important to me at the moment,” said Eliasch.”
“You know how, when your local rainforest is out of ebony and you really wanted some for that”
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