American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dense tropical rain forest usually having a cloud cover, especially one in the Amazon Basin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physical geography, naturally forested lands; especially, a forested plain in torrid South America.
- n. Heavily forested ground in the Amazon basin.
- n. a rain forest in a tropical area
- From Spanish selva. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, forest, from Latin silva. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Angeli_, 3, 10, 15, 16, etc. _La selva d 'un luogo deserto del val di Spoleto_ (Carceri?), 4; _selva di Forano_, 42. _di”
“Terreno en la selva incluido en un importante proyecto ecológico avalado y protegido por SEMARNAT.”
“Don Octavio made it back to Guadalajara just fine having done his share to deforst the selva.”
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“… Podrían ser los videos donde denuncio y expongo en detalle acerca del genocidio de Bagua en la selva peruana … Acaso fueron los videos donde yo he protestado contra el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre EEUU y Perú …”
“Dante said one day he found himself in a delicatessen ( "selva obscura") not knowing which aisle to walk down, not knowing which meat to choose.”
“Terrain: Western coastal plain (costa), high and rugged Andes in center (sierra), eastern lowland jungle of Amazon Basin (selva).”
“The death of her second husband, Abraham Svidler (1928 – 1990) from cancer is the subject of her novel La selva (The Jungle, 2000), a painful work which deals with the physical abuse she suffered from her son Martín after the death of his father.”
“The equatorial region has a rainforest or selva type of vegetation unsurpassed in number of species and luxuriance of tree growth.”
“Various types of cloud forests extend from 800 to 3,500 meters, including the montane cloud forests (yungas, ceja de selva, or ceja de la montaña) that cover more than 500,000 km2 in Peru and Bolivia and are among the richest and most diverse forests on Earth.”
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