rainforest etymology

English word rainforest comes from English forest, English rain

Detailed word origin of rainforest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
forest English (eng) (computing, Microsoft Windows) A group of domains that are managed as a unit.. (graph theory) A graph with no cycles; i.e., a graph made up of trees.. (historical) A defined area of land set aside in England as royal hunting ground or for other privileged use; all such areas.. A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than woods.. Any dense collection or amount. [...]
rain English (eng) (impersonal) To have rain fall from the sky.. (intransitive) To fall like rain.. (obsolete) To reign.. (transitive) To issue (something) in large quantities.. To fall as or like rain. (figuratively) An instance of particles or larger pieces of matter moving or falling through air.. (figuratively) Any matter moving or falling, usually through air, and especially if liquid or otherwise [...]
rainforest English (eng) A forest in a climate with high annual rainfall and no dry season.

Words with the same origin as rainforest

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