cloud forest


noun

a tropical high-altitude forest at 3,000 to 8,000 feet (1,000 to 2,500 meters) above sea level, almost constantly covered by cloud.

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Origin of cloud forest

First recorded in 1920–25
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Scientific definitions for cloud forest

cloud forest

A high-elevation tropical forest that receives much of its moisture from direct contact with clouds rather than from rain.
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