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rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water acid precipitation , acid rain
plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it aerophyte , air plant , epiphyte , epiphytic plant
canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun awning , sunblind , sunshade
3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay Archipelago Borneo , Kalimantan
absence of strong winds or rain calmness
sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower cascade , shower
rain downpour cataract , deluge
water receptacle, esp. for rain cistern
sudden rain cloudburst
heavy rain cloudburst , deluge , downpour , pelter , soaker , torrent , waterspout
small tropical rain forest tree of Indonesia and Malaysia common sickle pine , Falcatifolium falciforme
rain dance of Amerindians corn dance
fern of rain forests of tropical Australia and New Zealand and South Africa crepe fern , king fern , Todea barbara
type genus of the Cyatheaceae: tree ferns of the tropical rain forest to temperate woodlands Cyathea , genus Cyathea
falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist) downfall , precipitation
very heavy rain downpour
very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower drizzle , mizzle
storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning electrical storm , electric storm , thunderstorm
vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain exposure
rain forest tree or shrub of New Caledonia having a conic crown and pale green sickle-shaped leaves; host species for the rare parasite yew Falcatifolium taxoides , yellow-leaf sickle pine
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