Definition of “rainforest” - English Dictionary

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“rainforest” in British English

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rainforestnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈreɪn.fɒr.ɪst/ us /ˈreɪn.fɔːr.ɪst/

B1 a forest in a tropical area that receives a lot of rain:

a tropical rainforest

More examples

  • They plundered the rainforest for its natural riches.
  • The Amazon river basin contains the world's largest tropical rainforest.
  • Many people are very concerned about the destruction of the rainforests.
  • Heedless destruction of the rainforests is contributing to global warming.
  • Many plant and animal species are found only in the rainforests.

(Definition of “rainforest” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)