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rainforest

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈreɪn.fɒr.ɪst/ us    /-fɔːr-/
B1 a forest in a tropical area that receives a lot of rain: a tropical rainforest
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in Korean 열대 우림…
in Arabic غابة ماطِرة, غابة إسْتُوائيّة…
in Portuguese floresta tropical…
in Catalan selva tropical…
in Japanese 熱帯雨林…
in Italian foresta tropicale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱帶雨林…
in Russian тропический лес…
in Turkish yağmur ormanları…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热带雨林…
in Polish las deszczowy…
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