jungle

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1776, via Hindi जंगल (jaṅgal) and Urdu جنگل (jangal), from Sanskrit जङ्गल (jaṅgala, arid, sterile, desert).

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jungle (countable and uncountable, plural jungles)

  1. A large, undeveloped, humid forest, especially in a tropical region, that is home to many wild plants and animals.
  2. (colloquial) A place where people behave ruthlessly, unconstrained by law or morality.
    It’s a jungle out there.
    • Thomas Carlyle
      [] lost in such a jungle of intrigues, pettifoggings, treacheries, diplomacies domestic and foreign []
  3. (slang) An area where hobos camp together.
  4. (uncountable) A style of electronic music related to drum and bass.
  5. (U.K.) a migrant camp.
  6. (Israel; Texas, U.S.) a desert region
  7. (vulgar, slang) a hairy vulva

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English jungle, Hindi जंगल (jaṅgal), Sanskrit जङ्गल (jaṅgala, arid, sterile, desert)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /djɔnɡlə/, [ˈd̥jɔŋlə]

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jungle c (singular definite junglen, plural indefinite jungler)

  1. jungle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English jungle.

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  • IPA(key): /ʒœ̃ɡl/, (rarer, dated) /ʒɔ̃ɡl/
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jungle f (plural jungles)

  1. jungle (all senses)

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