- a tropical rain forest, as that in the Amazon basin of South America.
Origin of selva
Examples from the Web for selvas
Historical Examples of selvas
At last the Selvas came to the Purús River, and down this it steamed.Lost in the Wilds of Brazil
James H. Foster
The Selvas spent the winter in Rome, the rest of the year at Subiaco.
She and Signorina d'Arxel, wishing to surprise the Selvas, had forbidden him to tell.
I wished to speak to you when we were on our way to the Selvas', but you were in haste to be there, and so it was not possible.
"The Selvas told me you lived in the Veneto," the Padre added.
- dense equatorial forest, esp in the Amazon basin, characterized by tall broad-leaved evergreen trees, epiphytes, lianas, etc
- a tract of such forest