Underjungle

jungle

[juhng-guhl]
noun
1.
a wild land overgrown with dense vegetation, often nearly impenetrable, especially tropical vegetation or a tropical rain forest.
2.
a tract of such land.
3.
a wilderness of dense overgrowth; a piece of swampy, thickset forestland.
4.
any confused mass or agglomeration of objects; jumble: a jungle of wrecked automobiles.
5.
something that baffles or perplexes; maze: a jungle of legal double-talk.
6.
a scene of violence and struggle for survival: The neglected prison was a jungle for its inmates.
7.
a place or situation of ruthless competition: the advertising jungle.
8.
Slang. a hobo camp.

Origin:
1770–80; < Hindi jaṅgal < Pali, Prakrit jaṅgala rough, waterless place

jungled, adjective
underjungle, noun
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jungle (ˈdʒʌŋɡəl)
 
n
1.  an equatorial forest area with luxuriant vegetation, often almost impenetrable
2.  any dense or tangled thicket or growth
3.  a place of intense competition or ruthless struggle for survival: the concrete jungle
4.  a type of fast electronic dance music, originating in the early 1990s, which combines elements of techno and ragga
5.  slang (US) (esp in the Depression) a gathering place for the unemployed, etc
 
[C18: from Hindi jangal, from Sanskrit jāngala wilderness]
 
'jungly
 
adj

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jungle
1776, from Hindi jangal "desert, forest, wasteland, uncultivated ground," from Skt. jangala-s "arid, sparsely grown with trees," of unknown origin. Specific sense of "land overgrown by vegetation in a wild, tangled mass" is first recorded 1849; meaning "place notoriously lawless and violent" is first
recorded 1906, from Upton Sinclair's novel (cf. asphalt jungle, 1949; blackboard jungle, 1954). Jungle gym was a trademark name, 1923, by Junglegym Inc., Chicago, U.S. Jungle bunny, derogatory for "black person," attested from 1966.
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