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rain forest

or rainforest

noun
1.
a tropical forest, usually of tall, densely growing, broad-leaved evergreen trees in an area of high annual rainfall.
Also called tropical rain forest.
Origin of rain forest
1900-1905
1900-05
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n.

1899, apparently a loan-translation of German Regenwald, coined by A.F.W. Schimper for his 1898 work "Pflanzengeographie."

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