Jungle cock
Jungle Jun"gle (j[u^][ng]"g'l), n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. ja[.n]gala desert.] 1. 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). [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: (Fig.) A place of danger or ruthless competition for survival. /'bdIt's a jungle out there./'b8 [PJC]

3. Anything which causes confusion or difficulty due to intricacy; as, a jungle of environmental regulations. --MW10. [PJC]

{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 ({Gallus varius}) of Java, {Gallus Stanleyi} of Ceylon, and {Gallus 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • jungle cock — noun male jungle fowl • Hypernyms: ↑jungle fowl, ↑gallina * * * noun : a male jungle fowl * * * the male of the jungle fowl. * * * jungle cock, the male of the jungle fowl …   Useful english dictionary

  • jungle cock — the male of the jungle fowl. * * * …   Universalium

  • Jungle — Jun gle (j[u^][ng] g l), n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. ja[.n]gala desert.] 1. A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India, Africa,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jungle bear — Jungle Jun gle (j[u^][ng] g l), n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. ja[.n]gala desert.] 1. A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jungle cat — Jungle Jun gle (j[u^][ng] g l), n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. ja[.n]gala desert.] 1. A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jungle fowl — Jungle Jun gle (j[u^][ng] g l), n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. ja[.n]gala desert.] 1. A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jungle fowl — noun small Asiatic wild bird; believed to be ancestral to domestic fowl • Syn: ↑gallina • Hypernyms: ↑gallinaceous bird, ↑gallinacean • Hyponyms: ↑jungle cock, ↑jungle hen, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • jungle fowl — any of several East Indian, gallinaceous birds of the genus Gallus, as G. gallus (red jungle fowl) believed to be the ancestor of the domestic fowl. [1815 25] * * * Any of four species of Asian birds (genus Gallus) that differ from other species… …   Universalium

  • Gallus Bankiva — Jungle Jun gle (j[u^][ng] g l), n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. ja[.n]gala desert.] 1. A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gallus Stanleyi — Jungle Jun gle (j[u^][ng] g l), n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. ja[.n]gala desert.] 1. A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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