Definitions for: Jungle


[n] a place where hoboes camp
[n] a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
[n] an impenetrable equatorial forest



Webster (1913) Definition: Jun"gle, n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr.
ja?gala desert.]
A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an
almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy
vegetation, as in India, Africa, Australia, and Brazil.



The jungles of India are of bamboos, canes, and other
palms, very difficult to penetrate. -- Balfour
(Cyc. of
India).

Jungle bear (Zo["o]l.), the aswail or sloth bear.

Jungle cat (Zo["o]l.), the chaus.

Jungle cock (Zo["o]l.), the male of a jungle fowl.

Jungle fowl. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any wild species of the genus Gallus, of which several
species inhabit India and the adjacent islands; as, the
fork-tailed jungle fowl (G. varius) of Java, {G.
Stanleyi} of Ceylon, and G. Bankiva of India.

Note: The latter, which resembles the domestic gamecock, is
supposed to be one of the original species from which
the domestic fowl was derived.
(b) An Australian grallatorial bird (Megapodius tumulus)
which is allied to the brush turkey, and, like the
latter, lays its eggs in mounds of vegetable matter,
where they are hatched by the heat produced by
decomposition.

Synonyms: hobo camp

See Also: camp, concrete jungle, forest, location, timber, timberland, woodland


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