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jungle

[Hindustani jangal=desert, forest; from Skt. jangala=wasteland, uncultivated land], densest form of tropical forestforest,
a dense growth of trees, together with other plants, covering a large area of land. The science concerned with the study, preservation, and management of forests is forestry.
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 (usually second growth or later) found throughout tropical lowland regions. Jungle is characterized by high humidity and resultant abundance (both in numbers and variety) of flora and concomitantly of fauna. Jungle is not a strict ecological term and is often applied to any impenetrable thicket or tangled mass of vegetation.

Jungle

 

tree and shrub thickets combined with high, coarse-stemmed grasses. The term “jungle” is also applied to impenetrable thick forests and shrubbery entwined with woody lianas. Typical jungles are widespread in India, in the regions with a humid tropical or subtropical climate and swampy soil, such as the area along the Ganges River and the foothills of the Himalayas (the so-called Terai), as well as in Indochina and on the Sunda Islands. Secondary, or anthropogenic jungles (the result of prolonged human activity), may be found on formerly plowed land and in places where forests have been burned or cut down. Jungles are characterized by such vegetation as sal (Shorea robusta), sissoo (Dalbergia sissoo), acacia, sterculia, rattan palm, and gigantic bamboo, as well as by such tall grasses as wild sugarcane, elephant grass, and erianthus.

What does it mean when you dream about a jungle?

The wild parts of the dreamer’s personality that may have been inhibited by social conditioning may express themselves in dreams of the jungle or the wild. (See also Forest).

jungle

[′jəŋ·gəl]
(ecology)
An impenetrable thicket of second-growth vegetation replacing tropical rain forest that has been disturbed; lower growth layers are dense.

jungle

an equatorial forest area with luxuriant vegetation, often almost impenetrable

Jungle

(dreams)
The jungle could represent your confusing and overwhelming thoughts regarding daily life. If you dream you are in an impenetrable jungle, your unconscious may be revealing to you the anxiety you have about a particular situation, a current difficulty, or the future. If you find yourself freely exploring the jungle, it is a positive dream image which might be encouraging you to go on a new adventure and discover unexplored areas of your own psyche.
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But that becomes jungly and complicates air circulation and invites fungus to grow.
I wanted to create a jungly feel but I've overshot the mark a bit.
Maybe we're expecting it because that's what they usually do in a crisis - but Chamberlain expected peace, Beckham expected to stay at Man U, Jungly Barry was expected to be Lord Lucan, and George Reynolds expected to fill his new stadium.
The drum score from former Grateful Dead member Mickey Hart made it work as an undulating, jungly piece.
She was drunk, of course, and short-sighted too, but at least she said I didn't smell obnoxiously jungly.
A mass of jungly red and tropical green and rainforest yellow, beaks and claws, blue and gold, maroon and fuchsia, feathers and birdshit, silver and pink.
Conrad's darker, more suggestive description in Heart of Darkness of Kurtz's mistress standing on the jungly shore as Marlow steams up the Congo River is the real thing: "along the lighted shore moved a wild and gorgeous apparition of a woman .
In the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, close to the borders of Zaire and Rwanda, two groups of habituated gorillas wander around the jungly growth.
But for the full awe-inspiring and breathtaking effect, the bridge should really traverse a more dramatic chasm, such as the great grey green greasy Limpopo River and its jungly denizens.
The jungly no-man's-land was near Asosa, a town about 25 miles from the Sudanese border Woldeselassie said that no food was provided for two days after his group had aff ived.
You don't have to visit the tropics to enjoy jungly foliage and flowers.
Maybe it was the magical light in the park created by the evergreen oak and jungly banana palms?