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What Is the Difference between 'Forest' and 'Jungle"?
Wednesday May 22nd 2019
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What is the difference between 'forest' and 'jungle'? — Nirvana, Iran
Answer

The word 'forest' is usually used to describe a dense growth of trees covering a large area of land. A forest often has a dry climate. However, there are tropical forests and rainforests. A forest has many tall trees and can usually be traveled through by humans.

 

The word 'jungle' is usually used to describe a tangled or overgrown mass of vegetation over a large area of land. A jungle usually has a tropical or humid climate and many plants on the ground between trees and larger plants. The thick vegetation on the ground can make it difficult or impossible for humans to go into or travel through a jungle.

 

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