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"jungle" in British English

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junglenoun

uk   /ˈdʒʌŋ.ɡəl/  us   /ˈdʒʌŋ.ɡəl/
  • jungle noun (FOREST)

B1 [C or U] a tropical forest in which trees and plants grow very closely together: The Yanomami people live in the South American jungle. Either side of the river is dense, impenetrable jungle.

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  • jungle noun (UNTIDY PLACE)

[S] an uncontrolled or confusing mass of things: Our garden is a real jungle. a jungle of electronic equipment
(Definition of jungle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jungle" in American English

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junglenoun

 us   /ˈdʒʌŋ·ɡəl/
a forest in one of the hottest regions of the earth, where trees and plants grow very close together
(Definition of jungle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jungle”
in Korean 정글…
in Arabic أدْغال…
in Malaysian hutan rimba…
in French jungle…
in Russian джунгли…
in Chinese (Traditional) 叢林, 熱帶叢林…
in Italian giungla…
in Turkish balta girmemiş orman…
in Polish dżungla…
in Spanish selva, jungla…
in Vietnamese rừng nhiệt đới…
in Portuguese selva…
in Thai ป่าทึบ…
in German der Dschungel…
in Catalan selva, jungla…
in Japanese ジャングル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 丛林, 热带丛林…
in Indonesian hutan, rimba…
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