a tropical forest, usually of tall, densely growing, broad-leaved evergreen trees in an area of high annual rainfall.
1899, apparently a loan-translation of German Regenwald, coined by A.F.W. Schimper for his 1898 work “Pflanzengeographie.”
noun, Chiefly Southern U.S. 1. a tree frog, especially a spring peeper.
noun 1. an instrument for measuring rainfall. noun 1. an instrument for measuring rainfall or snowfall, consisting of a cylinder covered by a funnel-like lid Also called pluviometer
[ruh-neer, rey-, rey-neer] /rəˈnɪər, reɪ-, ˈreɪ nɪər/ noun 1. Mount, a volcanic peak in W Washington, in the Cascade Range. 14,408 feet (4392 meters). [rey-nee] /ˈreɪ ni/ adjective, rainier, rainiest. 1. characterized by : rainy weather; a rainy region. 2. wet with : rainy streets. 3. bringing : rainy clouds. [rey-neer, re-, ruh-; French re-nyey] […]
[reyn] /reɪn/ noun 1. water that is condensed from the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere and falls to earth in drops more than 1/50 inch (0.5 mm) in diameter. Compare (def 6). 2. a , , or shower: We had a light rain this afternoon. 3. rains, the season; seasonal , as in India. 4. […]