Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dense tropical rainforest usually having a cloud cover, especially one in the Amazon Basin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In physical geography, naturally forested lands; especially, a forested plain in torrid South America.

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  • noun Heavily forested ground in the Amazon basin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a rain forest in a tropical area

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, forest, from Latin silva.]

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From Spanish selva.

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