Pronunciation: ( jung'gul),[key] —n. 1. a wild land overgrown with dense vegetation, often nearly impenetrable, esp. 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.