Definition of rainforest in English:


Line breaks: rain|for¦est
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪnfɒrɪst


A luxuriant, dense forest rich in biodiversity, found typically in tropical areas with consistently heavy rainfall: save the rainforests [mass noun]: tracts of rainforest [as modifier]: rainforest plants
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  • The small area of tropical rainforests has such a profusion of endemic species that most of them were placed on the World Heritage list in the 1980s.
  • Over the past 30 years, the world has lost fully a fifth of all biodiverse tropical rainforests.
  • These birds inhabit coastal rainforests and wooded areas where they can easily fly, hop or climb from tree to tree.

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