from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dense tropical rain forest usually having a cloud cover, especially one in the Amazon Basin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Heavily forested ground in the Amazon basin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physical geography, naturally forested lands; especially, a forested plain in torrid South America.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rain forest in a tropical area
Spanish, forest, from Latin silva.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish selva. (Wiktionary)