Meaning of “jungle” in the English Dictionary

"jungle" in British English

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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.

More examples

  • We landed at a tiny airstrip in the middle of the jungle.
  • He spent a year in the jungle, observing how deforestation is affecting local tribes.
  • She gave a thrilling account of her life in the jungle.
  • A gravel road leads through the jungle and up into the Andes.
  • The lion is often called the king of the jungle.

(Definition of “jungle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jungle" in American English

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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)