What is jungle?

  • (noun): An impenetrable equatorial forest.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A jungle is land covered with dense vegetation, with the precise definition of the word varying considerably.

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Some articles on jungle:

Jungle - Etymology
... The word jungle originates from the Sanskrit word jangala (Sanskrit जंगल), meaning uncultivated land ...
Jungle Tourism - In Central and South America
... The majority of jungle tour operators are concentrated in what is known as the Mayan World or "Ruta Maya" ... involve day trips, there are also many jungle tour operators that showcase less-known, remote Mayan jungle ruins such as Nakum, Yaxha, and El Mirador ... to explore as they are usually in very remote and generally inaccessible regions of the Mayan jungles ...
Jungle Smile
... Jungle Smile (ジャングルスマイル), sometimes referred to as simply Junsma (ジャンスマ), is a Japanese musical duo ... Jungle Smile has been on hiatus since December 2002 ...
The Jungle Princess - Reception
... The Jungle Princess was a major hit and launched Lamour's career as one of the leading stars of the era, often cast in similar sarong-clad jungle adventure romances, which led to her playing ... The Indonesian film Terang Boelan (1937) was partially inspired by The Jungle Princess ...
Midworld - Plot
... they keep the careful natural balance of the jungle so that all may live ... leading them safely through parts of the relentlessly hostile jungle ... The portions of the jungle near the ground are full of bioluminescent growths ...

More definitions of "jungle":

  • (noun): A location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival.
  • (noun): A place where hoboes camp.
    Synonyms: hobo camp

Famous quotes containing the word jungle:

    Man is head, chest and stomach. Each of these animals operates, more often than not, individually. I eat, I feel, I even, although rarely, think.... This jungle crawls and teems, is hungry, roars, gets angry, devours itself, and its cacophonic concert does not even stop when you are asleep.
    René Daumal (1908–1944)

    It’s like a jumble of huts in a jungle somewhere. I don’t understand how you can live there. It’s really, completely dead. Walk along the street, there’s nothing moving. I’ve lived in small Spanish fishing villages which were literally sunny all day long everyday of the week, but they weren’t as boring as Los Angeles.
    Truman Capote (1924–1984)

    This is not a jungle war, but a struggle for freedom on every front of human activity.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)