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sel·va

 (sĕl′və)
n.
A dense tropical rainforest usually having a cloud cover, especially one in the Amazon Basin.

[Spanish, forest, from Latin silva.]

selva

(ˈsɛlvə)
n
1. (Physical Geography) dense equatorial forest, esp in the Amazon basin, characterized by tall broad-leaved evergreen trees, epiphytes, lianas, etc
2. (Physical Geography) a tract of such forest
[C19: from Spanish and Portuguese, from Latin silva forest]
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Noun1.selva - a rain forest in a tropical areaselva - a rain forest in a tropical area  
rain forest, rainforest - a forest with heavy annual rainfall
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He also noted that MINAGRI will prioritize in this year the execution of the titling project, which seeks to formalize rural property in the Selva, Selva de Selva and targeted areas of the Sierra in ten regions of the country, which will include 403 native communities, 190 communities peasants and 283,400 individual rural properties.
It started a couple of months back and the clients that are using it are extremely thrilled,' Citi Asia-Pacific consumer bank head Anand Selva says in an interview with Inquirer.
When asked about preemptive military operations against North Korea, Selva said he believed that "we have to entertain that potential option.
WASHINGTON, July 18 (KUNA) -- Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Paul Selva affirmed Tuesday that he agrees that North Korea is "moving quickly" to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Selva appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday to discuss North Korea's nuclear capabilities.
The majestic run, in the shadow of the brooding 10,000fttall Sassolungo mountain, is the jewel in Val Gardena's crown, but there are many other smaller gems to enjoy along the Gardena valley, which is made up of three distinct communities, Ortisei (its bowls too low for decent Easter skiing), picturesque Santa Cristina, and livlely Selva, sitting up the valley at 1,563m.
Lo esencial de este trabajo es, precisamente, que el mapa de las estructuras de los asentamientos humanos de la Amazonia colombiana--configurado a lo largo del siglo XX y de los anos que han transcurrido del siglo XXI--demuestra no solo el avance y la consolidacion del proceso de urbanizacion de la selva oriental colombiana sino, ademas, que la selva amazonica colombiana esta hoy cercada por centros urbanos, lo cual suscita importantes interrogantes y preocupaciones frente al futuro de la selva amazonica misma.
Al igual que La voragine, de Rivera, esta novela representa poeticamente la selva: "Cuando un hombre penetra la selva, la selva se disgusta y lo senala.
A partir de la edicion de las cuatro escenas multiespectrales correspondientes a los anos 1979, 1990, 2003 y 2013, que cubren una extension promedio de 304,916 ha y su posterior clasificacion supervisada con el algoritmo de Maxima Verosimilitud y la adicion de datos auxiliares; se obtuvieron los mapas tematicos con tres coberturas vegetales (Selva Mediana, Selva Baja, Zonas de Bosques) y dos usos de suelo (Agricultura y Suelos Urbanos) (Fig.
The reason: Selva Perunthagai - an ardent follower of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) late leader Prabhakaran and who justified the killing of late Rajiv Gandhi in public platforms while in opposition -was seen in the inner ring of Rahul Gandhi's security cordon.
La selva afuera contiene ademas los versos de La cortesana de Danann (Premio Ramon Lopez Velarde, Zacatecas) y Fabula para los cuervos (Premio Efrain Huerta, Guanajuato), galardones nacionales 2000; El desierto, Dolores (Premio Latinoamericano de Poesia Benemerito de las Americas, Oaxaca 2003), ademas de Bajo la luna de Aholiba y Vuelo Mexico-Los Angeles .