Definition 2022


rain forest

See also: rainforest



rain forest (plural rain forests)

  1. Alternative form of rainforest
    • 1997, Isamu Yamada, Tropical Rain Forests of Southeast Asia: A Forest Ecologist's View, page 292,
      In recent years, the problems of the tropical rain forests have become an almost daily topic of conversation.
    • 2002, Rain Forests of the World, Marshall Cavendish Corporation, page 449,
      Tropical rain forests have a greater variety of plants than any other place on Earth.
    • 2012, Peter Littlewood, Why Are the Rain Forests Being Destroyed?, page 10,
      A large number of everyday foodstuffs that we enjoy today have their origins in the rain forests of the world.