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Meaning of “jungle” in the English Dictionary

"jungle" in British English

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junglenoun

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

B1 [C or U] a ​tropicalforest in which ​trees and ​plantsgrow very ​closely together: The Yanomami ​peoplelive 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 ​confusingmass of things: Our ​garden is a ​real jungle. a jungle ofelectronicequipment
(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 ​hottestregions of the ​earth, where ​trees and ​plantsgrow 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…
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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