Definition of Jungle rot
1. Noun. Skin disorder induced by a tropical climate.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Jungle Rot
Literary usage of Jungle rot
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Condition Red: Marine Defense Battalions in World War II by Charles D. Melson (1996)
"Throughout the fighting "malaria, jungle rot, and malnutrition" plagued the Americans, according to Second Lieutenant Cyril P. Zurlinden, Jr., ..."
2. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"Humidity on the forest floor can be 100 percent—30 percent higher than the airy canopy—a dampness which, with continued exposure, induces jungle rot. ..."
3. Letters from the Pacific: A Combat Chaplain in World War II by Russell Cartwright Stroup (2000)
"My jungle rot is clearing up and, except for some aches and pains from marching, and sleeping on the ground, I am in great shape. Since blackout is in force ..."
4. First Offensive: The Marine Campaign for Guadalcanal by Henry I. Shaw, Jr. (1992)
"... collectively known as "jungle rot," which produced uncomfortable rashes on men's feet, armpits, elbows, and crotches, a product of seldom being dry. ..."