What is the real differnce between Forest and Jungle , Is there any specific usage for this words ?

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The definitions clearly state that a jungle is a type of forest. It just differs in the density. A jungle is a dense and impenetrable forest or a part of a forest.

But I dont clearly understand what is this saying , I mean when I should call a couple of trees a Jungle and when Forest?

  • Hi Arman. Welcome to ELL. What have you found out about these words in dictionaries? We expect you to check the meanings of those words first, and tell us what you know, then tell us what questions you still might have. Please edit your question to include that information. – Jim Reynolds Feb 1 '16 at 11:28
  • Helpful links: Jungle and Forest and size of forest – Peter Feb 1 '16 at 13:44

We would generally not call a "couple of trees" a jungle or a forest. Those terms indicate a larger area. Jungles are normally in hot areas in the tropics, or are very thick forests.

See, for example, this definition of jungle listed on dictionary.com.

  • So , Jungle and Forest are for very big scales? – ᴀʀᴍᴀɴ Feb 1 '16 at 11:47
  • Normally, yes. Jungles and forests are large areas. – Jim Reynolds Feb 1 '16 at 11:49
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    @Arman: copse, grove, stand come to mind for a cluster of trees. – Stephie Feb 1 '16 at 12:09
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    Frankly, if we are talking about just two or three trees, most English speakers would say, "some trees". I think "stand" is typically used when the trees are all the same type, like "a stand of elm trees" -- but checking a couple of dictionaries they all just say a "group of trees". – Jay Feb 1 '16 at 16:34
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    jungles tend to have lots of wild animals (lions, tigers, etc.). Forests tend to have deer and furry creatures. – user3169 Feb 1 '16 at 18:52

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